Hoover’s water storage blues

Lake Okeechobee is pretty high for this time of year.

But just 3 feet lower and we’d be talking drought.

This hydrograph shows the rise and fall of Lake Mead and Lake Okeechobee from 1970 to present.  The red and blue human figure puts the drop in the two water bodies to scale.

Compare that to Lake Mead.

It’s dropped 125 feet over the past fifteen years.

It could rise 50 feet and it would still be a drought.

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