If you want to know "where the water is at" in the swamp,
You must venture into a cypress dome to see.
That is still a trip that will get you wet high onto your shin and even up to your knee (and over and into your boots of course). The telltale sign will be the water marks on the fluted trunk. The water line has inched down a half foot from its late September peak.
Where's the wetting front?
You'll find that in the marl prairies. It's still splashy, soggy and spongy there.
As for the pines islands, they are now high and dry.