I’m not hyping it here, folks. There’s no water out there. If you didn’t know, the everglades is not every deep, in most places about 4 feet deep. Right now, we’re in what’s known as “an exceptional drought” in Broward and parts of Miami-Dade.
It’s really pretty shocking when you head out there and see it’s empty…just a lot of brown sawgrass. You can really see it well when you drive out I-75 just before Alligator Alley, just north of Weston. What stunned me is that, on the highway, you’re able to see over the levee and there’s no water! Also, when you drive along The Alley and you pull over at any of those boat docks, you can literally walk into the glades and not get wet.READ MORE: Coast Guard Offloads Over 7,500 Pounds Of Cocaine Worth $143.5 Million At Port Everglades
Now let’s point out, it’s normal to have low water levels, we’ve had droughts in the past. This is just the lowest people can remember it. The upside to all the crispiness out there is when there is a fire, usually sparked by lightning, it clears out the old growth to make way for new, healthy plants.READ MORE: Grandmother Fatally Shot By Publix Gunman Timothy Wall 'May Have Helped Prevent An Even Worse Tragedy'
You have to check out the “water level map” we have on CBSMIAMI.COM. You’ll see that most of the everglades has a negative water level. That’s not a misprint. It really is negative because of how it’s measured. The measurement is taken from below the surface, I believe because of the muck.
The map is already posted on line, my video story will be up about 6:30 edt.MORE NEWS: What Will Post-Pandemic Life Look Like? Futurist Bruce Turkel Has Some Ideas