Headwater lake?

Yes, Lake Okeechobee holds more water …

But Lake Trafford is 5 feet higher.

Map of Deep Lake, Lake Trafford and Lake Okeechobee. Can you see Lake Istokpoga, too?

Don’t expect either one …

to overflow their banks any time soon.

Twin Hydrograph comparing lake stage for Okeechobee (left) and Trafford (right)

But prior to drainage, both spilled south: Lake Okeechobee into the Everglades and Lake Trafford into Camp Keais Strand and Corkscrew Swamp.

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