Welcome to S-79,
Also known as the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam.
|The Caloosahatchee River|
is the highwater outlet
for the Lake
But managers think of it more as a flow structure.
Record rains have caused those gates to open up to relieve pressure on the upstream Lake’s levee. That hasn’t been a major problem over the past few years but it is now ever since the Lake rose over a foot in the past month.
|Hydrograph of Lake O stage|
over the past several years relative
to eco-operational thresholds
and historical stats
That’s good for the levee but bad for the estuaries downstream.