Moore Haven (S77)

Lng: -81.085520 Lat: 26.839289Back to site data



The once-natural wetlands of central and south Florida have been extensively engineered to provide flood control, drinking water, water for irrigation and dry land for agriculture and development. Lake Okeechobee provides much of the water storage for South Florida, but when the lake fills quickly, excess water is released to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers for flood control purposes. Freshwater discharges to the Caloosahatchee are made, here, at the Moore Haven dam, through vertical lift gates.

This site is part of the South Florida Water Management District data collection service (DBHYRDO). Data from DBHYRDO are integrated into the RECON site. This data is queried into the RECON site daily; however data reported by DBHYRDO is usually lags a day or two behind. SCCF is not responsible for the collection, timeliness, or accuracy of data from this site.