Water sources

The S-79 has two sources of water:

Lake Okeechobee and the Upper Caloosahatchee Watershed.

This bar chart shows the total annual volume of water released through the S-79 WP Franklin structure. The red portion of each bar is from the Lake and the blue portion is from the watershed.

If you consider that the Lake holds about 4 million acre feet of water, the equivalent of about one third of the Lake discharged through the S-79 so far this calendar year. But only half of that – or 1/6th Lake – was from the Lake itself (red).

The other 1/6th was from the watershed (blue).

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