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Caloosahatchee at LaBelle
Watershed Stats
Size of Basin: 1,408 square miles

Major Towns:
 Fort Myers, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, LaBelle, Moore Haven 
Counties: Charlotte, Lee, Glades, and Hendry

Major Water Features:
 Caloosahatchee River, Lake Hicpochee, Telegraph Swamp and Creek, and Orange River
The Caloosahatchee River and Basin, in southwest Florida, stretch 70 miles westward from the western edge of Lake Okeechobee to San Carlos Bay. The Caloosahatchee River was originally a shallow, meandering river with headwaters in the proximity of Lake Hicpochee. In 1882, Hamilton Disston dug a canal linking Lake Okeechobee through Lake Hicpochee to the Caloosahatchee River. To accommodate navigation, flood control, and land reclamation needs, several drainage districts channeled the river further between 1905 and 1927. Many canals were constructed along its banks in support of the agricultural communities along the river.
Copyrighted: Contact Dan Browne for purchased or use.

Caloosahatchee at LaBelle