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Moore Haven Lock closer

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by DB360, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. DB360

    DB360 Active Member

    140
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    BOW THRUSTER
    YANMAR DIESEL 315'S
    8 KW KOHLER
    4 HP JOHNSON
    F. Y. I. from U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Notice to Navigation 2020-011: Floating vegetation near Moore Haven Lock on Okeechobee Waterway

    NOTICE NUMBER: 2020-011
    WATERWAY: OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
    EFFECTIVE: 09/25/20 17:00 thru UNTIL CLEARED

    OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
    MOORE HAVEN LOCK & DAM
    VEGETATION BLOCKING LAKESIDE ACCESS TO LOCK

    REFERENCE:
    1. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
    2. Notice to Navigation
    Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels that the lakeside/rim canal approach to the Moore Haven Lock is currently obstructed by floating vegetation. These vegetation islands are normal as lake level rises. The Corps of Engineers is working to clear the blockage as quickly as possible at which time the lock will reopen to navigation.
     
  2. DB360

    DB360 Active Member

    140
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    BOW THRUSTER
    YANMAR DIESEL 315'S
    8 KW KOHLER
    4 HP JOHNSON
    OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY UPDATE
    MOORE HAVEN LOCK & DAM
    MOORE HAVEN LOCK AND DAM RESUMES OPERATIONS OCT 17 2020

    REFERENCE:

    1. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
    2. Notice to Navigation
    The Moore Haven Lock and Dam will resume operations on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for normal business hours from 0700 – 1700 with the last lockage beginning at 1630. The Okeechobee Waterway/Rim Canal from Clewiston to Moore Haven Lock will also re-open at that time. The Rim Canal north of Moore Haven Lock will remain closed.

    The South Florida Operations Office advises all vessels to monitor the Jacksonville District website for any changes or updates as rising lake levels and changes in wind direction will continue to move vegetation and may cause further disruptions to navigation.

    1. Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101, or call the Moore Haven lock operators on duty at 863-662-9533 or 863-946-0414.
    //SIGNED//

    Gary Hipkins
    Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
    South Florida Operations
     

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