S-193 Lock Scheduled to Close to Boat Traffic on June 25-26
SFWMD staff will be performing work on the lock's manatee protection system
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West Palm Beach, FL - The S-193 navigation lock at Taylor Creek is scheduled to be closed to boat traffic entering and leaving Lake Okeechobee on June 25 and 26.
Staff from the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Okeechobee Field Station will be making upgrades to the lock's manatee protection system. Manatee protection devices installed at District locks use sensors to detect when a manatee is present in the lock chamber and prevent the gates from closing.
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.