S-127 lock on Lake Okeechobee to temporarily close for three weeks

OKEECHOBEE — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the S-127 lock at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County is scheduled to be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 5. Field station staff from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be refurbishing part of the hydraulic system after exhausting efforts to resolve the issue without taking the lock offline. To get the latest information on navigation through SFWMD structures and waterways, visit www.sfwmd.gov/navigation.

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