Lake level expected to continue to drop

Article Posted on March 18, 2018

Mar 18th, 2018

By: Katrina Elsken, Okeechobee News

Water managers predict that the level of Lake Okeechobee, at 14.37 ft. on Friday, will continue to drop and could reach 12.5 ft. by June. That dry season drop would be beneficial to the lake’s ecology according to biologists.

“It’s dry. In the near term, it is going to stay dry,” said Cal Neidrauer, South Florida Water Management District Chief Engineer, Hydrology and Hydraulics Bureau, at the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon at their March 16 meeting in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse…

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