Lake Okeechobee seepage monitoring network

Open-File Report



This report summarizes the data collected at the five original monitoring sites along the south shore of Lake Okeechobee from January 29, 1970 to June 28, 1972. In order to use the hydrographs in this report to full advantage, they should be studied in conjunction with Meyer's graphs and text (1971). During steady-state conditions, water seeps from the lake through the filtercake and through the aquifers beneath the dike. At those sites where the filtercake is missing, or has about the same permeability as the aquifers, the seepage from the lake is about equivalent to the flow through the aquifers. Present data are insufficient to determine whether or not filtercake buildup has reduced seepage. No appreciable change in drainage occurred during the observed period.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Lake Okeechobee seepage monitoring network
Series title Open-File Report
DOI 10.3133/70047467
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Tallahassee, FL
Description 64 p.
Country United States
State Florida