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Herbert Hoover Dike - 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.)

This view brings us on top of Lake Okeechobee's Herbert Hoover Dike along State Road 715, about 2 miles south of Palm Beach County Glades Airport. Agricultural fields are on one side of the dike and Lake Okeechobee's Rim Canal is on the other side.

When the photo is first loaded you are looking from the dirt trail that gently winds atop the Herbert Hoover Dike along State Road 715, about 2 miles south of Palm Beach County Airport, down the slope of the Dike, which is covered with short, green grasses. At the bottom of the Dike are the waters of Lake Okeechobee’s Rim Canal. Beyond the canal waters, dark storm clouds are seen above some artificial islands near the Lake’s shore.

Navigating to the right, the Rim Canal is seen to the left of the Dike and agricultural fields are seen to the right. Continuing to the right, beyond State Road 715, agricultural fields stretch to the horizon.

As you continue turning to the right, the skies are more heavily clouded and agricultural fields are seen to the left of the Dike and the Rim Canal is seen to the right. Just before you complete the full 360-degree turn, beyond the Rim Canal and the artifical islands, a large build-up of storm clouds is seen resting on the horizon.

Navigating up with your mouse, you can see a dark, cloudy sky. Navigating down, you see the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) web site logo, which is linked to the SOFIA main page (http://sofia.usgs.gov).

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Last updated: January 15, 2013 @ 12:44 PM (HSH)