Kissimmee Okeechobee Everglades Watershed - Pre-Test
Read the paragraph below with missing words about Lake Okeechobee.
On the western and northern edges of the lake, there was ____________. On the eastern and northeastern shore, there was_________________. On the southern part of the lake, there was______________ that extended across large sections.
Look at the five individual steps below. What is the correct order of how water flows through the KOE watershed?
a) Water flowed from Lake Kissimmee, which is the headwaters of the Kissimmee River.
b) Water flowed into Lake Okeechobee from the meandering Kissimmee River and through sheet of flow from Lake Okeechobee.
c) Water flowed through the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, which were connected through a network of broad waterways, streams and sloughs.
d) Water overflowed from Lake Okeechobee during the summer rainy season, sending a sheet of flowing water over the natural southern shore.
e)Water flowed at a rate of 1/4 mile per day through sawgrass plains emptying into Florida Bay.