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Notice to Navigation 2020-011: Floating vegetation near Moore Haven Lock on Okeechobee Waterway

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

Date: 09/25/2020
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN PO Box 4970
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019
863-983-8101

NOTICE NUMBER:  2020-011
WATERWAY: OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
EFFECTIVE: 09/25/20 17:00 thru UNTIL CLEARED

POC: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

 OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
MOORE HAVEN LOCK & DAM
VEGETATION BLOCKING LAKESIDE ACCESS TO LOCK

REFERENCE:

a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters

1. Notice to Navigation

Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels that the lakeside/rim canal approach to the Moore Haven Lock is currently obstructed by floating vegetation. These vegetation islands are normal as lake level rises.  The Corps of Engineers is working to clear the blockage as quickly as possible at which time the lock will reopen to navigation. 
For daily updated reports of progress please see our website at: http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml
 
2. Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101, or call the Moore Haven lock operators on duty at 863-662-9533 or 863-946-0414.

//SIGNED//

Gary Hipkins
Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
South Florida Operations

Contact Lock Operator

  

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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Contact Information

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CESAJ-PM-W-N
P. O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

or
 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, FL 33440-5399
Phone: 863-983-8101