By Patsy Green
Guest Writer 

It's been a very dry year in our area


December 12, 2019

Courtesy Photo

A dry 'Cypress pond'

It's been dry. On my walk the other day I came to realize just how dry it's been around here this year. As the picture shows, I was able to walk across an area that is usually underwater. The "cypress pond" near the railroad in Bluff Springs was not even boggy.

I googled "drought Escambia County, Florida" and found that there have been other dry years lately. A article from December 23, 2016 notes, "Despite recent rainfall that has greatly reduced the risk of wildfires and returned moisture to the ground, the latest information released Thursday shows that a portion of the...

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