The Clewiston News

S-310 Boat Lock to resume normal operations when lake okeechobee reaches 15.5 feet

All SFWMD locks on the north shore of the lake and the Kissimmee River remain closed due to Hurricane Irma

Special to The Clewiston News/SFWMD The S-310 navigation lock at Clewiston on the south shore of Lake Okeechobee.

CLEWISTON — The S-310 navigation lock at Clewiston on the south shore of Lake Okeechobee will resume normal operations when the lake level reaches 15.5 feet. SFWMD began staffing the lock on Friday morning, Sept. 15, in preparation. Normal daily operations for the S-310 are from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

To ensure boaters’ safety, all SFWMD locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River remain closed due to commercial power outages caused by Hurricane Irma. Operations at individual locks on the lake’s north shore will resume as power is restored to each one. The District will continue to evaluate the status of all locks on the Kissimmee River to determine when they can be safely reopened. A full list of SFWMD-operated locks is available at www.sfwmd.gov/navigation.

For the status of navigation locks operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Okeechobee Waterway, check navigation notices from the Corps.