This US Army Corp of Engineers notice dated July 10th is good news for all South Florida boaters and means that the Okeechobee Waterway will be open a month earlier than projected!
UPDATE: MOORE HAVEN LOCK, OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY, FLORIDA TO REOPEN AND RESUME REGULAR OPERATIONS 14 JULY 2012
1. Mariners transiting the Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) are advised the lock will be resuming regular operations beginning 14 July 2012 from 6:00AM TO 9:30 PM.
Vertical Clearance = Unlimited
Lock Chamber = 50′ x 250′
Vertical Lift = Caloosahatchee River water level to Lake Okeechobee water level. Usually 1 to 2 feet.
Operations Daily 6:00am to 9:30pm
Contact Lock on Marine VHF Radio Channel 13
Phone: (863) 946-0414
2. Additional information concerning Lake Okeechobee, the Okeechobee Waterway and related navigation bulletins including controlling depths may be obtained on Jacksonville Districtâ€™s website at:
3. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers point of contact is the South Florida Operations Office at 863-983-8101.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
Allan D. Morris P.E.
Project Management Division
In reply refer to:
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, Fl 32232-0019