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Seepage beneath Hoover Dike, southern shore of Lake Okeechobee, Florida

Frederick W. Meyer

Seepage beneath Hoover Dike, southern shore of Lake Okeechobee, Florida

by Frederick W. Meyer

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Published by Bureau of Geology in Tallahassee .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Florida,
  • Okeechobee, Lake.
    • Subjects:
    • Groundwater -- Florida -- Okeechobee, Lake.,
    • Water-supply -- Florida -- Okeechobee, Lake.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Frederick W. Meyer.
      SeriesFlorida. Bureau of Geology. Report of investigations ;, no. 58, Report of investigation (Florida. Bureau of Geology) ;, no. 58.
      ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE99 .A32 no. 58, GB1027.O46 .A32 no. 58
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 98 p.
      Number of Pages98
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5392740M
      LC Control Number72610034

      The dike is composed of earth next to Lake Okeechobee that was merely shoveled up into walls as high as 30 feet. The decision was made in the s to use the lake as a drinking water reservoir. This called for the maintenance of much higher water levels than the dike was ever intended to :// Last January, record rains fell across central Florida, threatening the fragile dike that lines Lake Okeechobee’s southern rim. If the dike had failed then, the lake’s torrent of unleashed

        It continued to the west-northwest, and made landfall in southern Florida on the evening of September 16 with winds in excess of mph. The eye passed near West Palm Beach and then directly over Lake Okeechobee. In September , only ab persons lived in southern ://   A new federal plan to fix Lake Okeechobee's ailing dike would cost about $ million and take until to finish, raising concerns about flood risks during the slow-moving ://

      Governor Rick Scott toured Lake Okeechobee on Monday morning, checking on the status of the Herbert Hoover Dike near Clewiston. Thanks to heavy rains, the impact from Hurricane Irma and the king /gov-scott-to-visit-herbert-hoover-dike-on-lake-okeechobee.   A breach of the Herbert Hoover Dike would almost certainly rank as a catastrophe — but the scope and scale of loss would vary widely depending on where and when it


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Bureau of Geology. Report of investigations) by Frederick W Meyer (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible ://   LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla.–The first section of a seepage barrier designed to prevent catastrophic failure of the mile Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, Florida may have unintentionally caused changes in the salinity of portions of the shallow aquifer near the lake, according to a new U.S.

Geological Survey report. The study looked at Florida book of ongoing monitoring efforts at 10   If the dike should fail, at immediate risk are more t residents and their homes and businesses nearest the lake, with “far-reaching effects for the whole of southern Florida   the Herbert Hoover Dike.

The Herbert Hoover Dike is an earthen dike system that encircles Lake Okeechobee for miles. The dike system has numerous water control structures to provide flood protection, navigation, recreation, freshwater for the communities of south Florida, water for agriculture, prevention of saltwater intrusion, But the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike affects everyone in South Florida.

If the dike should fail, it’s not just the rural towns and EAA farms at risk — much of South Florida would be impacted. The amount of water in the lake is mind boggling. Just one inch of water on the square-mile surface of Lake Okeechobee equals 12 billion ://   Inwater rose to an elevation of feet; the dike showed substantial distress but did not breach, although inspection teams discovered excessive seepage, piping, and even sinkhole formation on the dike’s crest.

Again in the lake rose above 18 feet; the dike stood fast but overall conditions began to :// OKEECHOBEE — As turns intostaff at the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continue the monumental task of rehabilitating the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida.

The highlight of was approval of a dam safety modification report in August that identified the features the corps will build [ ]   Work is ongoing to shore up the s-era Herbert Hoover Dike, which rings Lake Okeechobee.

The federal government classifies the dike as   Lake Okeechobee: In Review 1 LAKE OKEECHOBEE: IN REVIEW Introduction Lake Okeechobee and its watershed are integral components of south Florida's Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades ecosystem, which extends from the headwaters of the Kissimmee River in the north to Florida Bay in the south.

Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater body You have to know the history of Lake Okeechobee if you really want to enjoy your visit. Also known as “The Lake” or “The Big O”, this body of water is the biggest lake in Florida state. Next to Lake Michigan, this is the second largest freshwater lake in the 48 states of the United [ ]   Making the decision to walk the Florida Trail east or west around Lake Okeechobee used to be easy.

Now, with construction zones blocking access to much of the southern half of the lake, it isn't. Here are the facts on each route's strengths and weaknesses to help you decide the best route for ://   Alongside the dike repairs, we are working hard to increase funding for the A-2 Reservoir, south of Lake Okeechobee, and to complete the 68 projects currently authorized by ://   The water level in Lake Okeechobee has reached a level not seen in more than a decade — feet — prompting concerns about the integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike.

Florida   South Florida Water Management District North Shore Lake Okeechobee Navigation Lock Operation Criteria Page 1 Final Version, Ap approved per Tommy Strowd with correction to typo on Sept 9, Re-opening Criteria were added to Table 1 Aug Table 2 Hours of operation was added on   Lake Okeechobee has seen many changes over the last few decades.

Recently, it has taken a turn for the better. (Shutterstock image) The ,acre Lake Okeechobee is the second largest lake in the United States, stretching some 30 miles long by 25 miles wide with a skinny depth of only 12 :// Okeechobee is the second-largest natural freshwater lake in the continental U.S., covering square miles (1, square kilometers) about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Palm ://.

The results of the study provided the final roadmap toward the ultimate goal of reducing the failure risk at the Herbert Hoover Dike.

COMMON INUNDATION ZONES. As the Dam Safety Modification Study has progressed, the Corps completed analysis on consequences that would result from a breach in the dike with a lake level at elevation 25 feet (NAVD).A huge dike/ berm has been built around the entire lake so as to prevent overflow of lake (that would cause flooding).

Only a few locations where you can actually view the lake. Surrounding areas do give you that sense of early Florida history. Lake Okeechobee’s Herbert Hoover Dike and the Okeechobee Waterway consists of approximately acres of Federal fee-owned acres of right-of-way and dredged material disposal easement lands deeded to the Federal Government.

The Herbert Hoover Dike easement deeds, in general, grant unto the United States,