Bridge collapse closes section of C-17 canal in North Palm Beach

SFWMD is assisting other agencies with the closure as repair work begins NORTH PALM BEACH — A section of the C-17 Canal in North Palm Beach has been closed to navigation at the U.S. 1 bridge north of Northlake Boulevard due to debris from the collapse of part of the bridge on Wednesday, Oct. 18. […]

Digital web board is now open for public comment on the 2018 South Florida Environmental Report

The District enhances transparency and accessibility by organizing public feedback through online forum WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is utilizing a dedicated web board to provide full public access for the agency’s annual South Florida Environmental Report (SFER). Underscoring the agency’s efforts for transparency, this enhanced process allows the […]

Temporary closure of S-135 lock on Lake Okeechobee Sept. 25

The boat lock is one of four on the north shore to be closed for one day each for maintenance OKEECHOBEE — For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, a temporary closure of the S-135 navigation lock at J&S Fish Camp in Martin County has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25. This closure will […]

SFWMD ready for Tropical Storm Emily

District lowering canal levels and taking action to protect residents and wildlife from flooding West Palm Beach, FL – As Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency across Florida counties with Tropical Storm Emily passing over the state, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is executing operational measures today to provide flood protection […]

New website increases outreach, highlights SFWMD Public Restoration Planning Workshops

Workshops garner public input for Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan planning projects WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will conduct public workshops to garner critical public input needed to complete several planning projects that are part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), including the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) […]

Southport Navigation Lock returns to service

The S-61 navigation lock, also known as the Southport Lock, is returning to service at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. The navigation lock’s normal operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week, and 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the weekend. The lock is located on the south end of […]

S-193 Lock at Taylor Creek returns to weekend operations

OKEECHOBEE — With Lake Okeechobee levels at 11.51 feet, the S-193 navigation lock at Taylor Creek in Okeechobee County has returned to weekend operations. The four other navigation locks on the north shore are still closed and have been since the lake fell below 12 feet in April. These closed locks include: • Okeechobee County: […]