Florida, Lake Okeechobee Waterway, Lock Closure Causes Waterway Closure

Written by Chuck Baier
October 25, 2021

1. Notice to Navigation

Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying the public, marinas, commercial and recreational vessels that St. Lucie Lock will be closed for maintenance 2 January 2022 to 31 March 2022. This will be the first total closure in 10 years. Maintenance is necessary to repair aging and damaged infrastructure in addition to improving public and vessel safety. Repairs will require the lock chamber to be dewatered for crews to perform inspections, replace corroded steel structures, paint, install new gate seals, and repair Manatee Protection System components. During the closure, barges, floating cranes and divers will be working in the lock entrance requiring vessel operators in the area to use minimal speed and caution for safety.

2.  Contact Information

For up-to-date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

St. Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665 or 863-662-9148

Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858 or 863-662-9424

Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414 or 863-662-9533

Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616 or 863- 662-9846

WP Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451 or 863-662-9908

Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421 or 863-662-0298 (6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Kriss Zeller
Chief of Navigation

South Florida Operations

View the lock on our Chartviewer.

Chuck Baier

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