SFWMD invites the public to two Everglades agricultural area water storage reservoir scoping meetings

Public discussion includes the process and progress of Senate Bill 10’s southern reservoir WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be hosting two upcoming public scoping meetings on the Everglades Agricultural Area Water Storage Reservoir project. The first of these meetings will be held at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 […]

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 […]

Digital web board is now open for public comment on the 2018 South Florida Environmental Report

The District enhances transparency and accessibility by organizing public feedback through online forum WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is utilizing a dedicated web board to provide full public access for the agency’s annual South Florida Environmental Report (SFER). Underscoring the agency’s efforts for transparency, this enhanced process allows the […]

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 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. […]

Temporary closure of S-135 lock on Lake Okeechobee Sept. 25

The boat lock is one of four on the north shore to be closed for one day each for maintenance OKEECHOBEE — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, a temporary closure of the S-135 navigation lock at J&S Fish Camp in Martin County has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25. This closure will […]

New website increases outreach, highlights SFWMD Public Restoration Planning Workshops

Workshops garner public input for Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan planning projects WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will conduct public workshops to garner critical public input needed to complete several planning projects that are part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), including the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) […]

Navigation locks on north shore of Lake Okeechobee to return to normal operations on July 15

OKEECHOBEE — With Lake Okeechobee levels now at 12.5 feet, all five navigation locks on the north shore are returning to normal operations. These locks will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning on Saturday, July 15: • Okeechobee County: S-193 structure, Taylor Creek. • Okeechobee County: G-36 structure, Henry Creek. • […]

Southport Navigation Lock returns to service

The S-61 navigation lock, also known as the Southport Lock, is returning to service at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. The navigation lock’s normal operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week, and 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the weekend. The lock is located on the south end of […]

S-193 Lock at Taylor Creek returns to weekend operations

OKEECHOBEE — With Lake Okeechobee levels at 11.51 feet, the S-193 navigation lock at Taylor Creek in Okeechobee County has returned to weekend operations. The four other navigation locks on the north shore are still closed and have been since the lake fell below 12 feet in April. These closed locks include: • Okeechobee County: […]

S-193 Lock at Taylor Creek closed as Lake Okeechobee falls below 11 feet

Dry conditions prompted the lock to be closed for safety reasons WEST PALM BEACH — With Lake Okeechobee levels falling below 11 feet, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has closed the S-193 navigation lock at Taylor Creek in Okeechobee County for safety reasons. The four other navigation locks on the north shore have […]