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NAVIGATION ALERT: Navigation blocked by tussocks in Lake Okeechobee Rim Canal north of Moore Haven Lock and Dam

     

  An area of large floating tussocks made of root mat and aquatic vegetation are currently blocking the Lake Okeechobee rim canal north of the Moore Haven Lock and Dam. Though they are not currently blocking the federal channel in the Okeechobee Waterway, it is possible that the channel may be blocked in the future if the wind shifts. Corps personnel are working to treat and remove the material to make it possible for vessels to pass, but it may take some time due to the large area involved.

  

Locking Requirements for Safety

Safety is the prime consideration when locking any type of vessel through a lock.

The lock operator has full authority over the movement of boats in the lock and its approaches.

Operators must require all passengers to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket and turn off engines.
 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE LOCKING THROUGH:
Notice to Navigation: 2020-001 Canaveral and Okeechobee Lock Procedures

 

Locking Through SAFELY Pamphlet

Safety in Locking Through Pamphlet    Safety In Locking Through Pamphlet Back Side

Navigation Depths

For daily updated lake and route depths please see our web site at: http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml

Navigation News

Safety is the prime consideration when locking any type of vessel through a lock.

The lock operator has full authority over the movement of boats in the lock and its approaches.

Operators must require all passengers to wear a coast guard approved life jacket and turn off engines.

Canaveral Lock Operations
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

Contact Information

In reply refer to:
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

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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