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Northern Lake Okeechobee

(This photo is a 360-degree IPIX interactive image, which allows you to navigate with your mouse: up, down, right and left, in order to see the entire surrounding landscape.)

Within four years of the devastating 1928 hurricane, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers built the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The dike is about 140 miles long and about 35 feet high.

When the photo is first loaded you are looking from a dirt road that borders Lake Okeechobee, at long green grasses just at water's edge. Beyond the grasses, a glimpse of the blue waters of Lake Okeechobee can be seen. The Lake meets with a partly cloudy sky at the horizon.

Navigating to the right, a straight dirt road extends parallel to the Lake as far as the eye can see. To the left of the road are grass-edged Lake Okeechobee waters and to the right, the road is sparsely lined with tall palm trees.

Continuing to the right, you see a paved road and guard-rail that runs parallel to the dirt road. Beyond the guard-rail, the grass covered, hill-like, Herbert Hoover Dike can be seen. As you complete the full 360-degree turn, you see more of the Dike, navigate across the dirt road, and grass-edged, blue waters of Lake Okeechobee come into view.

Navigating up with your mouse, you can see a partly cloudy blue sky. Navigating down, you see the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) web site logo.

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Center for Coastal Geology
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Last updated: April 17, 2014 @ 01:32 PM (HSH)