Information from COE
The latest Navigation Report can be found at:
Additional information concerning Okeechobee Waterway or other Navigational interests may be obtained by accessing the Jacksonville District web site.
General Information for the Okeechobee Waterway can be found at South Florida Operations Office web page.
DREDGING at Ponce deLeon Inlet (announced 25 July 2011.
Mariners are hereby notified to use caution when navigating the Ponce deLeon Inlet from the ICW along the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean and from the ICW along the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean.
Scheduled dredging includes Cut 1S, Cut 3N, Cut 4N, Cut 5N, Cut 6N and Cut7N. The project was scheduled to begin on July 26 and is expected to last approximately 15 days.
Mariners should operate vessels with caution in the area due to potential for floating debris, increased traffic due to the operation and large equipment working in and along the waterway.
For additional information regarding this issue and others: Click HERE.
US Army Corps of Engineers point of contact is Sirisha Rayaprolu, Jacksonville 904-232-3455.
NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS, 23 May, 2011 / OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
Due to declines in water surface stages in Lake Okeechobee Waterway (OWW), mariners are strongly advised that lock restrictions should be taken into consideration whether transiting the Lake or stopping for recreational activities such as fishing.
Click HERE for complete notice and latest advisories.
The Notice to Navigation Interests of June 24 explains that most of the south Florida region is experiencing low water conditions and advises mariners that if crossing the Lake they are doing so at their own risk. The warning adds that they should not leave the Route 1 channel and should avoid uncharted waters. Depths could change without notice.
Earlier June NEWS RELEASE:
USACOE, Jacksonville District, has closed St. Lucie South Campground boat ramp due to low water levels. Mariners are strongly advised to monitor lake levels and vessel draft for both Route 1 and Route 2.