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  • Okeechobee Waterway traffic restricted at Ortona Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions on boat traffic at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway while a malfunctioning gate is repaired over the next three weeks.
  • Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site launched

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the launch of the Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site. This page is specifically geared towards people who want to learn more about Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway and the surrounding communities. A variety of information will be posted, including information about water releases, navigation, structure closings, water safety, recreation, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), the Herbert Hoover Dike, boating and fishing, environmental stewardship, local events, emergency operations and much more. “Like” Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway on Facebook at http://bit.ly/LakeO
  • St. Lucie Canal between Stuart and Palm City to partially close for construction

    There is a scheduled closure of St. Lucie Canal South Fork at the Indian Street Bridge construction zone between Stuart and Palm City in Martin County, Fla. There will be a daily waterway closure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Feb. 18 through March 4, 2013.
  • Hours to change on Okeechobee Waterway locks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will change the operating hours at locks on the Okeechobee Waterway in accordance with a national strategy to standardize lock operations.
  • Moore Haven Lock reopened to navigation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened the Moore Haven Lock to navigation after completing installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS) July 14.
  • Corps to temporarily close locks on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will temporarily close two locks along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for repairs.
  • Corps continues water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps resumes water releases for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has started releasing small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee in a continued effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps begins water release to Caloosahatchee River

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 23, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms.
  • Temporary closure of Moore Haven Lock postponed until June 11

    The US Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the closure date of the Moore Haven Lock after taking into consideration additional concerns expressed by local business owners.