And try to convince yourself it's still a drought.
That's the case in the deepest part of the Everglades:
Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA3A).
The wetting front is currently lapping up at the top of the Sawgrass ridges with sloughs holding water about a foot deep. That relatively flush condition is normal for WCA3A this time of year, even if it also coincides with the annual ebb just before water table starts its annual summer rise.
|Ridge and slough in Northwest WCA3A|
as seen 2 feet higher than today in August 2013
Can you see in the hydrograph how last summer was a "low" high?
The photo above was taken during a "high" summer high (in August 2013).