Aug. 17, 2018

S-127 Lock on Lake Okeechobee Reopens for Navigation
Repairs completed ahead of schedule on north shore boat lock

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Okeechobee, FL - For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-127 navigation lock at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County has reopened to navigation. The lock was closed on Aug. 13 to allow staff from the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Okeechobee Field Station to conduct repairs to the lock. The work was completed several days ahead of schedule.
To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, visit
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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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