The Clewiston News

S-131 lock on Lake Okeechobee to temporarily close for two days

The boat lock on the north shore will undergo routine maintenance

OKEECHOBEE — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-131 lock at Lakeport in Glades County is scheduled to be temporarily closed for maintenance on Monday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The S-131 is the last of four navigation locks on the north shore of the lake to undergo routine maintenance. The work was originally scheduled for Sept. 7 but was postponed due to preparations for Hurricane Irma.

As of this week, all SFWMD navigation locks on Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee Waterway have resumed normal operations following the hurricane.

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