The second-driest March and April on record have completely dried some areas of Collier County that are normally under water, such as this area near U.S. 41 in Fakahatchee Strand. Groundwater levels are down in Golden Gate Estates, but not to critical levels after receiving only .08 inches of rain for the two-month period.

Photo by DAVID AHNTHOLZ, Daily News

The second-driest March and April on record have completely dried some areas of Collier County that are normally under water, such as this area near U.S. 41 in Fakahatchee Strand. Groundwater levels are down in Golden Gate Estates, but not to critical levels after receiving only .08 inches of rain for the two-month period.

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