Lake Overview
For discussion purposes only

I‘m not saying …

I’m the Lake expert.

This map is for discussion purposes only

But my only hope for ever becoming one is to graph as much information as I can in a format that others can understand and fill me in one what else needs to be added, and how to clear up the confusing points. Things I’ve learned: Sometimes you have to throw in everything, even the kitchen sink. I’ve also found by doing so I get solid feedback on how to make the right tweaks. My first water management breakthrough I’ll never forget was with Cal Neidrauer. He could have easily said: “Bob, you have no idea what you’re doing.” Instead, his only complaint was that I was filling up everyone’s email boxes and suggested I figure out a way to post it on the web. I’m not saying I’ve got it perfect (yet), but it’s always been nice to hear back from Cal and others on next steps and where additions (and subtractions) could improve the over all display.

This graph is a little farther away than the previous post. And it needs a little more labeling, too. What I like about it is that at at a glance you can see the Lake’s level relative to key ecological thresholds, quickly trace it back in time, and also compare it to discharges to the Caloosahatchee and the St Lucie. I also like the map, although it needs better labels. Too often images of the Lake crop out the coasts. But really the coasts are the most important thing to include considering that’s where the consequences are most felt. Sanibel and the Indian River Lagoon deserve a place right beside the lake if you really want to include the Lake’s full regional stakeholders and effects.

Out of map out of sight as I like to say.

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