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Navigation News

Tropical Event Operations
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has posted guidance on its plans for operations during tropical events.  Please review Notice to Navigation Interests #NTN 2017-009 for more information. 

Canaveral Lock Operations
East and west approach wall construction is complete and operations at Canaveral Lock have returned to normal hours. Vessels may lock through between 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily.

Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

Okeechobee Waterway Lock Hours
Okeechobee Waterway Lock Operating Hours
7 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m.

St Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665
Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858
Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414
Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616
WP Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451

Public Comment

Notice to Navigation Interests: NTN 2018-02 Okeechobee Waterway - Ortona Lock Closure June 2018; Public Comment through March 31


Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public, marinas, commercial and recreational vessels traveling the Okeechobee Waterway that Ortona Lock will be closed for maintenance 4 through 16 June 2018. This will be the first lock closure along the Okeechobee Waterway in 6 years; maintenance is necessary to repair aging and damaged infrastructure in addition to improving public and vessel safety. Repairs will require the lock chamber to be dewatered for crews to perform inspections, replace gate seals and repair Manatee Protection system components. During the closure, barges, floating cranes and divers will be working in the lock entrance, requiring vessel operators in the area to use minimal speed and caution for safety

Public comments and concerns related to this closure will be accepted until 31 March 2018 and can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 525 Ridgelawn Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 Attn: Gary Hipkins or can be emailed to Gary.L.Hipkins@usace.army.mil.

Contact Lock Operator for Current Info

W.P. Franklin Lock          239-694-5451

Ortona Lock                     863-675-0616

Moore Haven Lock          863-946-0414

Port Mayaca Lock           561-924-2858

St Lucie Lock                  772-287-2665

Canaveral Lock               321-783-5421


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