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Kissimmee Navigation Locks to Close for Underwater Inspections

Published on: Oct 27, 2014

Work is scheduled around local boating events

To ensure the future safe operation of navigation locks in the Upper Kissimmee Basin, several underwater inspections are scheduled in early December.

Divers will look for potential issues so they can be quickly addressed.

Inspection and closure dates are:

  • S-61 Navigation Lock at the south end of Lake Toho will be closed for inspection Wednesday, December 3, and Monday, December 15
  • S-65 Navigation Lock on the south end of Lake Kissimmee will be closed and inspected on Monday, December 1, and Tuesday December 2
  • S-65A Navigation Lock in the northern portion of the Kissimmee River will be closed and inspected Tuesday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 17

For more information contact Bill Graf at the Orlando Service Center of the South Florida Water Management District at (407) 858-6100 Ext. 3837, or at wgraf@sfwmd.gov.


About the South Florida Water Management District

The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees 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 water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration of the Everglades.