Spring began last week in the region, but if you want to get out on the water, check out conditions first.
The effects of last year’s moisture-laden hurricanes that raised water levels to record levels in some parts of the Peace River Valley have disappeared.
At the present time, water levels are barely high enough in some parts of the river to float a canoe.
As previously noted, there may be downstream obstructions that may have carried over from last year’s dry season despite efforts to promote a Blueway corridor in the incredibly scenic upper reaches of the Peace River.
The best advice is to check out conditions at various public lands along the river, particularly Peace River Hammock south of Fort Meade where last year two large trees blocked downstream passage.
Conditions are likely better south of Zolfo Springs.