Aug. 15, 2019
 
 With Kissimmee River Water Level Set to Increase
Boat Owners Encouraged to Secure Boats 
 
Okeechobee, FL -  The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers requested South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) increase the S -65D headwaters by 0.2 feet per day beginning Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, with a target of reaching 27.5 feet NGVD by Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The current elevation sits at 26.4 feet NGVD. 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  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  safeguard and restore South Florida's water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region's water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders.

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