Here the water was lower than usual. Recently the levels have been up and down. The DNR is most likely killing off some of the grass before the summer heat. It’s an easy way to keep the marshes from becoming over grown.
The critters love it since places they couldn’t reach are now there to explore.
Water levels are critical for the health of the wading bird populations. Too deep and they cannot fish, too shallow and no fish to catch. A delicate balance.
Changing water levels are what almost made the Spoonbill extinct in Florida. It’s also why the Spoonbills are in South Carolina and the Georgia coast.
Again, a delicate balance.