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Moore Haven Lock to close for repairs

MOORE HAVEN – The Moore Haven Lock along the Okeechobee Waterway will be closed for repairs Aug. 8-15, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.

The Corps stated that “critical repairs” will be done on the lakeside sector gates. The closure is scheduled to be intermittent Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 as divers inspect the gates and prep the area for dewatering. Full closure is slated for Aug. 10-15.

“We’ve recently been experiencing intermittent operational impacts due to a mechanical issue on one of our lakeside gates. Our goal is to get in, identify and fix the problem, and re-open the lock as quickly and safely as possible,” Jeff Fallin, chief of the South Florida Operations Office in Clewiston, said in a statement.

The Moore Haven Lock is located on the west side of Lake Okeechobee at the junction of the Caloosahatchee River. It was constructed in 1935 for navigation and flood control purposes.

For more information about Okeechobee Waterway navigation notices click here.

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