The Everglades are drowning.
Canals along Alligator Alley have spilled over banks into roadside swales. Deer have been driven from flooded-out tree islands to strips of dry ground -- mostly canal levees, but a few have even been spotted on the porches of empty hunting cabins.
And the water, already near a record high, is still creeping up -- particularly in the area of deepest concern: the sprawling sawgrass prairies north of Tamiami Trail. If the water doesn't recede fast, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warns deer and other denizens could die in potentially large numbers.
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