Posted on September 20, 2022
Here are the latest water levels in key south Florida water bodies for September 5 through September 11. Total volumes are reported in acre feet (AC FT).
This data is provided weekly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is the primary agency responsible for Lake Okeechobee management. All data provided in this update is provisional and subject to quality assurance and quality control review.
Water levels (“elevations”) represent average for the day and are reported in NGVD29, a scientific measurement of the level of water in comparison to sea level. Change in stages are calculated based on average daily stages of waterbodies and may not fully capture the actual stage change over the week.
- Lake Okeechobee: 12.55 ft (Water Shortage Management Band), 0.06 ft below Beneficial Use Band
- WCA 2A: 12.24 ft, 0.35 ft below regulation schedule
- WCA 3A: 9.49 ft, 0.68 ft below regulation schedule
The Corps makes adjustments to help manage lake levels with consideration to factors including current conditions and protected species. The South Florida Water Management District continues closely monitoring algal activity, oysters, sea grass, and other conditions in and around Lake Okeechobee.
*Water levels, flow volumes and current water conditions:
*South Florida water management overview and current environmental conditions:
- Overview of how water management works in South Florida
- Current environmental conditions, including Stormwater Treatment Area conditions
Learn More About Long-Term Projects to Improve Water Management in South Florida
The South Florida Water Management District remains committed to advancing projects to improve water levels and reduce harmful discharges to the Northern Estuaries. Learn more here.
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