The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is discharging water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries, and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is taking action to help shorten the duration of these harmful discharges to the northern estuaries.
SFWMD is working hard to reduce the amount of water flowing into Lake Okeechobee (“inflows”) and increase the amount of water leaving Lake Okeechobee (“outflows”). This combined effort with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps reduce the Lake’s rate of rise and shortens the duration of harmful discharges to the estuaries.
Total Inflows: 4,440 cfs (2.9 billion gallons a day)
Inflows represent the amount of water entering Lake Okeechobee.
- Surface Water Inflows: 4,440 cfs (2.9 billion gallons a day)
- Ranfall: 0 cfs
Total Outflows: 7,415 cfs (4.8 billion gallons a day)
Outflows represent the amount of water leaving Lake Okeechobee.
- S-354 flows: 530 cfs (340 million gallons a day)
- S-352 flows: 170 cfs (110 million gallons a day)
- S-308 flows: 1,320 cfs (850 million gallons a day)
- S-77 flows: 4,080 cfs (2.6 billion gallons a day
Evapotranspiration: 1,315 cfs (850 million gallons a day)
Net Outflow: 2,975 cfs (1.9 billion gallons a day)
A net outflow means that more water is leaving the lake than entering it.
Lake Okeechobee Level - Daily Change
0.02' decrease in lake level.
The South Florida Water Management District remains committed to advancing Everglades restoration projects, like the EAA Reservoir Project, to send more water south and reduce harmful estuary discharges. Learn more about Lake Okeechobee discharges and the District’s actions to reduce harmful discharges.
All data provided in this update are provisional and subject to quality assurance and quality control review. Data are for the previous day, and flow data are based on daily averages.
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