US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Notice to Navigation: 2019-002 Lake Okeechobee Low Water

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

Date: 01/14/2019
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN PO Box 4970
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019
863-983-8101

NOTICE NUMBER: 002
LOCAL NUMBER:2019002
WATERWAY: OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY  ROUTE 1 & 2
EFFECTIVE: 01/14/2019 00:00 thru 08/313/2019 24:00 EST 
POC:  http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY 
LOW LAKE LEVELS CREATING HAZARDOUS NAVIGATION

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 to use extreme caution traveling the Okeechobee Waterway Route 1 and 2 due to low lake levels.

Recreational and commercial vessels are asked to use caution and be aware of shallow water and submerged objects when navigating through these sections of waterway.

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

Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101.

/signed/
Gary L. Hipkins
Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
South Florida Operations

Navigation Depths

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

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