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USACE: Weekly Water Levels in Key South Florida Water Bodies

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the primary agency responsible for Lake Okeechobee management.

Florida - Saturday August 6: Here are the latest water levels in key south Florida water bodies provided weekly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is the primary agency responsible for Lake Okeechobee management.

The data in this report are for July 25 - July 31, 2022 and the total volumes are reported in acre feet (AC FT).

All data provided in this update are 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.

Water Levels in Key South Florida Water Bodies

  1. Lake Okeechobee: 12.96 ft, 0.61 ft below low sub band
  2. WCA 2A: 12.50 ft, 0.83 ft above regulation schedule
  3. WCA 3A: 9.91 ft, 0.01 ft above 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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the primary agency responsible for Lake Okeechobee management.

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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.

To sign up for weekly updates on South Florida’s water conditions, visit: email signup page. Enter your email address and check the “Key Water Conditions, including Lake Okeechobee Discharges” box.