TC PALM: Everglades in 'worst' conditions in 70 years

TC Palm: Written by Chad Gillis. November 9, 2017.

The Everglades is drowning, and it has been since June.

Three large rain events brought the wettest wet season on record, and water in what's left of the historic Everglades is too high for the ecology.

"The Everglades is in the worst condition that I’ve ever seen and I’ve been in that environment since I was about 3 years old," said Ron Bergeron, an east coast businessman and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner. "It’s very, very critical that everybody understand this situation."

Bergeron, 73, was speaking to the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday at a district meeting in Doral in Miami-Dade County.

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