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SFWMD: Weekly Water Levels in Key South Florida Water Bodies

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From January 16 through January 22

South Florida - Wednesday January 25, 2023:  Here are the latest water levels in key south Florida water bodies from data collected between January 16 and January 22, 2023. 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.

  1. Lake Okeechobee: 16.09 ft, 0.02 ft above the low sub band
  2. WCA 2A:  12.09 ft, 0.94 ft above regulation schedule
  3. WCA 3A: 9.84 ft, 0.52 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.

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From January 16 through January 22

Publicly-Available Resources

*Water levels, flow volumes and current water conditions:

*South Florida water management overview and current environmental 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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