A male Anhinga on an exposed stump.
There is no water level gage here that I know of. So I use this stump as a guide. When the water is at it's deepest, the stump is barely visible. Here the water is near its lowest level.
Once a year, in the summer or early fall, they lower the water here so that the maintenance people can refresh some of the plantings, remove non indigenous plants and pick up what little litter there is.