Peace River levels - Florida

Does anyone have experience with the upper Peace River? Advice for the general public (read families, tourists) says that the water level at Fort Meade should be at 72 feet on the gauge (not sure what they are measuring against here). It is currently running around 70. I do not mind doing some dragging and am an experienced paddler, including dragging in wilderness situations.

I am mainly looking right now at the Fort Meade to Zolfo Springs section.

Has anyone done this in low water?

Thank you,