LNM: Good News: NO Width Restriction, St. Lucie Lock, OWW Statute Mile 15 Plus Revision
St. Lucie Lock, the easternmost Okeechobee lock, lies west of Stuart, FL at Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 15. Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this latest good news re width restriction.
2/19/19 Quick note with good news—
Lake Okeechobee Levels are back up on web: http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml with Route 1 and 2 depths; also, issues at St. Lucie have been resolved by the team and there is no longer a width restriction. Of course, we still ask that you call the lock operator to let them know you will be locking through prior to your approach. Save travels, all!
EXPIRED: Notice to Navigation: 2019-003 St. Lucie Lock and Dam Width Restriction on Okeechobee Waterway
ST. LUCIE LOCK & DAM WIDTH RESTRICTION
1. Notice to Navigation
Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels that there is a 22 foot width restriction for vessels wanting to pass through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam. This restriction is due to an equipment failure. Maintenance staff is working diligently to repair issue. All vessels below restriction limit will be able to pass through.
2/11 REVISION #1: Vessels wider than 22 feet will be able to pass but must call 772-287-2665 prior to arrival in order for operators to manually open the affected gate (please call at least 30 minutes in advance of arrival).
For daily updated lake and route depths please see our website at: http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml
Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101.
Gary L. Hipkins
Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
South Florida Operations
If you lock through Canaveral or the Okeechobee Waterway, please put the numbers for the Corps locks into your phone. Remember to listen to any direction offered by the lock operator to ensure everyone’s safety as you lock through! And remember to wear your life jacket!
W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
Notice to Navigation
Notice to Navigation: 2019-003 St. Lucie Lock and Dam Width Restriction
Read the NTN: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Notices-to-Navigation/Notice-to-Navigation-2019-003-St-Lucie-Lock-and-Dam-width-restriction/
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN PO Box 4970
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019
NOTICE NUMBER: 003
WATERWAY: OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
EFFECTIVE: 02/08/2019 00:00 thru UNTIL REPAIRED
Public Affairs Specialist
Corporate Communications Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Palm Beach Gardens
NOTE: NEW OFFICE PHONE 561-340-1527
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