May 26, 2018
 
 With Kissimmee River Water Level Set to Increase
Boat Owners Encouraged to Secure Boats 
 
Okeechobee, FL -  The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has requested South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to increase S -65D headwaters by one half foot per day beginning today, May 26, 2018, with a target of reaching 27.3 by Sunday, May 27, 2018. The current elevation sits at 26.2. The purpose of holding the water back is to help protect restoration projects in progress. Residents north of S-65D should secure their vessels and prepare for the river to rise.
 
Visit  https://www.sfwmd.gov/community-residents/recreation/navigation  for navigation notices and a full list of SFWMD-operated locks and their operating hours.

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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