Seaslug, sorry pal I'm agreeing with you. But, understanding wetlands ARE effected by tides, I thought proving on that morning at 3am it was low tide would further prove the point that the area was not under water. I know tides do not "rush in", it is gradual increase in water level over a period of several hours. My home actually sits right on the edge of a wetland area, just a few steps out my back door. These wetlands also receive water from area streets so it also affected by rain and storm surge. During a normal year (without hurricanes) the weather and tides effect the water level, which fluctuates from near nothing to maybe 2 feet.