The graph above is identical to the previous post for the 79 WP Franklin (see below), but this one is for the S65E structure that feeds Kissimmee River flows into Lake Okeechobee.
To quickly summarize, the blue bars show full-year flow volume, in million acre feet, that passed through the structure for each year, from 1983 to present. The red bars only show flow volume for the first 5 months of the year, from January 1st through the end of May. .
You can see that this year’s 5-month total-to-date of around 250,000 acre feet already matches last year’s full-year total. And notice that last year (2007), pretty much all of its 250,000 acre feet total occurred in the second half of the year.
Since the start of the 2006 calendar year, around 1 million acre feet have entered the Lake through the Kissimmee.
Compare that to the three year span from 2003 to 2006 when a total of around 6 million acre feet entered the Lake from the Kissimmee.
That averages out to about 2 million acre feet per year, which is right around the current volume of water that the Lake is holding.