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Lake Okeechobee, Florida

lakeLake Okeechobee
countryUnited States
surface area1,419 km2
maximum depth5 m
average depth4 m
lake typeNatural freshwater lake
length58 km
width47 km
catchment area14,062 km2
altitude3 m
volume6 km3
inflowsKissimmee River, Fisheating Creek, Taylor Creek
outflowsEverglades, Caloosahatchee River, St. Lucie River
islandsKreamer, Torry, Ritta, Grass, Observation, Bird, Horse, Hog, Eagle Bay
shore length342 km
residence time535 days
frozenNever freezes
trophic stateEutrophic
originTectonic
average discharge123 m3 / sec.

Lake Okeechobee Fish Species

Bass
Crappie
Largemouth bass
Catfish
Perch