Pre-drainage drop?

Everyone knows …

The Caloosahatchee River didn’t originally connect to the Lake.

Comparison of water stage along the Caloosahatchee, prior to drainage (blue) and today (red)

But did you know the river doesn’t just drain the Lake?

The Caloosahatchee also drains its own watershed.

As a result, near LaBelle river stage is 10-15 feet lower than it once was.

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