Aug. 3, 2018

S-127 Lock on Lake Okeechobee to Temporarily Close
Starting Aug. 13
The north shore lock at Buckhead Ridge will be closed for repairs

(Click the map to see a larger version.)

Okeechobee, FL - For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-127 navigation lock at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County is scheduled to be closed from Monday, Aug. 13, through Wednesday, Aug. 22. During that time, staff from the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Okeechobee Field Station will be conducting repairs to the lock.
To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, visit
Media Contact: 
Randy Smith  |    |  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.

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
View our videos on YouTube
View our photos on flickr