How big is Lake Okeechobee?
Answer: Too big to see all at once.
Or is it?
At the top of the page is a new and improved hydrograph that sort of tries, with one big caveat –
It only goes back 3 years (to 2008).
The one below shows Lake stage from 1940 to August 2010 presented in the same style in which you read the words on the page of a book: years run from top to bottom and months from left to right.
Granted, it’s not Shakespeare,
But that’s a lot of data crammed on one page.
Where do I go to week after week to stay up to date with the Lake as it unfolds?
Answer: Just click on the “Lake” tab at the top of the journal. I usually update the graphs there once a week.
Special thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville) and South Florida Water Management District for making all this data available! (BTW, the animation is representative of 2009, not 2010)