Oct. 5, 2017

S-131 Lock on Lake Okeechobee to Temporarily Close
for Two Days
The boat lock on the north shore will undergo routine maintenance
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Okeechobee, FL - For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-131 lock at Lakeport in Glades County is scheduled to be temporarily closed for maintenance on Monday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The S-131 is the last of four navigation locks on the north shore of the lake to undergo routine maintenance. The work was originally scheduled for Sept. 7 but was postponed due to preparations for Hurricane Irma.

As of this week, all SFWMD navigation locks on Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee Waterway have resumed normal operations following the hurricane.

To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, visit www.sfwmd.gov/navigation.
Media Contact: 
Randy Smith  |   rrsmith@sfwmd.gov    |  Office: 561-682-2800  |  Cell: 561-389-3386
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to protect South Florida's water resources by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

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