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Lake Okeechobee Closure

SFWMD to Close Lake Okeechobee North Shore Lock for Gate Repair

The Taylor Creek boat lock will be closed for one month

WHAT: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will close the S-193 lock at Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee for gate repair.

WHEN: The lock will close Sept. 26 and reopen Oct. 27.

WHERE: The S-193 Lock is located at the Taylor Creek Mariner’s Access on the North Shore of Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee County.

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About the South Florida Water Management District

The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state – 16 counties from Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. The agency mission is to manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving flood control, water quality, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration of the Everglades.

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