Feb 23, 2017

Dropping lake in action

Lake levels are in the desired range ...

About 8 feet lower than the level it historically overflowed its banks south.

This hydrograph shows the stage of Lake Okeechobee over the past two years.  The background color-coding indicates the hydro-eco-operational thresholds and the background shading shows the long-term historical statistics, from 1993 to present.  The dotted white line is the long-term median stage over the same time period.
In more modern terms,

We're about 1 foot below the normal late February stage ...

But still in the desired range because the wetting front is within the littoral zone.

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