June 17, 2019
For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has reopened the S-193 lock on Saturdays and Sundays. The lock had been closed to prevent injury to boaters, damage to boats, or lock damage that could occur if boats pass through this structure when water levels are not between the designated safety limits.
If conditions allow, the lock will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays. The lock will be opened for operations seven days a week when conditions are deemed safe for operation every day. To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, visit www.sfwmd.gov/navigation.