Water-Related News

Keeping an eye on water levels in Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee’s water level stands at just under 13 feet which means there is plenty of room for rising water if a storm blows in.

The Army Corps isn’t sending any water toward SWFL. They’re tracking the development of tropical depression nine and the forecast.

If a storm goes near or over Lake Okeechobee we could see several inches of rain. With the lake level at 12.95, there are about three feet of wiggle room before the corps becomes overly concerned.

But keep in mind it’s not just the rain that falls on the lake, it’s the water runoff from the north that adds to the water level. If it becomes necessary, the corps will take action that could come in the form of releases.