More on Proposed Lake Okeechobee Dry Season Depths
Experienced cruiser and frequent Cruisers Net contributor, Greg Allard, comments on a recent movement to keep Lake Okeechobee’s dry season depths at 10.5ft, two feet lower than official low water for navigation. See USACE Requests Input for more on this issue and an opportunity to submit comments.
Today (Feb. 1, 2019), the level of Route #1 is 6.61’, and the “Stage” level is 12.67’, which is the height above sea level. The proposed change would reduce the lake level by 2’, which as an example based on today’s data, would make the depth of Route #1 to be 4.61’. It is unknown whether this will be enacted, but any cruisers considering crossing Florida on the Okeechobee Waterway should pay close attention to any changes.Greg Allard