Lake Okeechobee isn’t low by historic standards (i.e. in the orange zone),
But it is a good foot below its long-term average for June (i.e. dotted white line).
The big news is that after falling for the better part of 9 months (-3.5 feet during that span), the Lake appears to be back on the rise. Too early to tell how quickly and how high it will go this summer. Water managers may even be thinking ahead to winter with the return of an El Niño instead.