South Florida Water Management District Will Close All Navigational Locks Starting Tuesday, September 27
South Florida - Saturday November 25, 2022: Due to the updated forecast of Tropical Storm Ian, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will close all navigational locks at the end of operational hours starting on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 PM, instead of Monday, September 26.
The following locks will close at the end of operating hours on Tuesday, September 26:
- Martin County: S-135 Boat Lock, J&S Fish Camp
- Okeechobee County: G-36 Boat Lock, Henry Creek
- Okeechobee County: S-193 Boat Lock, Taylor Creek
- Glades County: S-127 Boat Lock, Buckhead Ridge
- Glades County: S-131 Boat Lock, Lakeport
- Hendry County: S-310 Boat Lock, Clewiston
- Okeechobee/Glades County: S-65E, Kissimmee River
- Okeechobee/Highlands County: S-65D Boat Lock
- Osceola/Polk County: S-65A Boat Lock
- Osceola/Polk County: S-65, Lake Kissimmee
- Osceola County: S-61, Cypress Lake and Lake Tohopekaliga
The locks are expected to re-open as conditions warrant after the storm passes South Florida.
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About the SFWMD
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.