The Lake has dropped about 1.5 feet from its fall peak.
And it’s 1.5 feet from its annual average late spring low.
The above hydrograph displays Lake Okeechobee’s water stage over the past two years relative to major ecological thresholds, key operational levels and historical stats (as calculated from 1993 to present). The horizontal green layer in the middle represents the vertical elevation range of the Lake’s interior marsh, also called the littoral zone. The orange layer represents drought levels and the blue and purple high water conditions.
Or in other words,
Lake stage is average for this time of year.
Ecologically speaking the water’s edge is at the upper reaches of the littoral zone.