Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Levels Update

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Data Ending  2400 hours 23 JAN 2019      Today’s Lake Okeechobee Stage = 12.66 (Feet-NGVD29) Today’s Route 1 Navigational Depth ≈ 6.60 Feet Today’s Route 2 Navigational Depth ≈ 4.80 Feet Bridge Clearance = 50.40 Feet Report Generated 31JAN2019 @ 16:38** Preliminary Data-Subject to Revision** Due to the changing water levels Read More

Louisiana, Harvey Canal Closure

Continuing through March 9, 2019, the Harvey Canal Sector Gate will be closed to navigation from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., each day, due to necessary guidewall and gate repairs. Mariners are advised that due to necessary repairs to the east gate’s hinge, there will be a full closure to navigation continuing through approximately 6:00 Read More

Florida, Jacksonville, St. Johns River Bridge Closure

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with partial Read More

Florida, Okeechobee Waterway Notice To Navigation

Mariners are reminded that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District post regularly “Notices to Navigation” News at: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Notices-to-Navigation/ Due to the changing water levels of Lake Okeechobee, The Army Corps of Engineers often release water through the Okeechobee Waterway Lock and Dam system. The water released often creates high currents along the waterway. Read More

Florida, West Coast, Big Sarasota Pass Shoaling

The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports of shoaling in the vicinity of Private aid Big Sarasota Pass Daybeacon 13 (LLNR 21515). Mariners are advised to proceed with caution and remain a safe distance from Daybeacon 13 due to surrounding shoal and reduced water depth. This Private aid is owned and maintained by Sarasota County. Read More

Summary of South Carolina to Florida Bridge Status

There will be many bridge closures and restriction due to construction, weather events, holidays and special events along the Intracoastal Waterway. The list is long and too extensive for us to post here, but you can view them all from the Local Notice To Mariners, Seventh Coast Guard District. Be sure and check the list for any Read More