Managing High Water Levels in Florida’s Largest Lake: Lake Okeechobee
bird's eye view photo of Lake Okeechobee, looking out over the western marsh to open waters of the large lake
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Lake Okeechobee Drainage Basin

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Havens, Karl. 2018. “Managing High Water Levels in Florida’s Largest Lake: Lake Okeechobee: TP-232/SG154, 4/2018”. EDIS 2018 (2). Gainesville, FL.


This 7-page fact sheet written by Karl E. Havens and published by the Florida Sea Grant College Program, UF/IFAS Extension, provides a history of Lake Okeechobee regulation schedules and an overview of the risks, constraints, and trade-offs that the US Army Corps of Engineers must consider when deciding to release flood water from the lake.
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