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Peaceful Waters -what caused this?

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Old Tuesday 19th April 2016, 17:45   #1
Attiliod
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Peaceful Waters -what caused this?

I go to Peaceful waters in Wellington every few weeks. I was not expecting what I saw yesterday. The water is almost completely gone. One small muddy area remains with a few dozen ducklings that are trapped and easy prey.
All the birds that depend on fish are gone.
My question, does anyone know if this is just a bad drought or man made. I ask because water management here is Florida has made a few mistakes to say the least, causing the west coast flooding and fish kills.

Very said to see what it looks like now.
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Old Wednesday 20th April 2016, 03:38   #2
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It's all part of the water management of the site. A lot of shorebirds are currently migrating through the area, and the site was previously too wet with too much deep water. Shorebirds like open mud, and Peaceful Waters was attracting them by the hundreds with the extra low water levels!

The cracked mud leads me to believe that they will reverse the process soon enough. There is plenty of habitat for fish eating herons and egrets, but not so many stopover sites for shorebirds in South Florida.
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