SFWMD Navigation Locks on North Shore of Lake Okeechobee Resume Operations Following Hurricane Irma
Sept. 19, 2017
Okeechobee, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) resumed normal operations today at five navigation locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee after commercial power to those structures was restored following Hurricane Irma:
- Okeechobee County: S-193 structure, Taylor Creek.
- Okeechobee County: G-36 structure, Henry Creek.
- Martin County: S-135 structure, J&S Fish Camp.
- Glades County: S-127 structure, Buckhead Ridge.
- Glades County: S-131 structure, Lakeport.
Boaters navigating into the lake through the S-127 lock at Buckhead Ridge should be aware that floating vegetation may hinder their boats as they try to exit the lock chamber. The SFWMD Okeechobee Field Station is working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to address the issue as quickly as possible.
On the south shore of the lake, the S-310 lock at Clewiston in Hendry County also returned to normal operations on Monday, Sept. 18.