Puddle-sized Okeechobi?

How mighty is the Mississippi?

At its current flow rate (around 400,000 cubic feet per second), it would fill Lake Okeechobee from bottom (0 ft above sea level) to top (15 ft above sea level, i.e., the base of its perimeter levee) in just five days?


The river peaked at 1 million cfs in February.

Or in other words, more in one day (around 2 million acre feet) than the Caloosahatchee River has discharged all year to date (1.3 million acre feet).

That’s how mighty!

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