A Vulnerable Lake Okeechobee

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A Vulnerable Lake Okeechobee

Florida’s Lake Okeechobee ranks second in a list of U.S. mainland areas most vulnerable to hurricanes. Reports indicate that the lake’s Herbert Hoover Dike is susceptible to failure caused by water seepage and piping at high water levels, whether by long-term changes due to rainfall or by hurricane events. This graphic explains how leaks can occur and what engineers are doing to counter the danger.

Project info
  • Sept. 30, 2013
  • Hiram Henriquez
  • Explanatory Infographic
  • In partnership with The Miami Herald
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