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Corps Suspends Operations at Navigation Locks

The Okeechobee Waterway

Florida - Wednesday September 28, 2022: With Hurricane Ian set to make landfall in Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is suspending its operations at the five lock and dam structures on the Okeechobee Waterway and at the Canaveral Lock.

The change takes effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28. Operations will be suspended until potential damage from the storm can be assessed and the locks are deemed safe for operation.

“The safety of our lock operators and the public is our highest priority,” said Kriss Zeller, Chief of Navigation. “We will make every effort to return our navigation locks to full service as soon as it is safe to do so.”

More information on Jacksonville District response actions can be found at