Water Management Plan for Lake Okeechobeeby James W. Vearil, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, United States,
Abstract: Lake Okeechobee is a large, natural freshwater lake in Southern Florida with a drainage area of about 5,650 square miles. The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains project works on Lake Okeechobee and its outlets, and the main outlets for the Water Conservation Areas. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) operates the remainder of the project based on Corps specified criteria. Lake Okeechobee is regulated to provide flood control, navigation, water supply for agricultural irrigation, municipalities, industry, and Everglades National Park, regional groundwater and salinity control, and recreation. Water control plans for multipurpose projects must blend all the varied, and often conflicting purposes.
Subject Headings: Lakes | Water supply | Water-based recreation | Project management | Water resources | Floods | Water conservation | North America | Florida | United States
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