Col. Kelly: ‘Everything is looking good’ on lake level

JACKSONVILLE — Lake Okeechobee is slowly but steadily rising, and “everything is looking good,” Col. Andrew Kelly, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, reported July 23 during a media phone conference. He said the corps has no plans to make any changes to the current lake schedule this year. Beneficial releases […]

Lake Okeechobee dips below 12 feet; some navigation locks closed

LAKE OKEECHOBEE — Hot weather and lack of rainfall pushed Lake Okeechobee down to 11.95 feet above sea level on Monday, triggering the closure of four locks on the north end of the lake. Whenever the lake falls below 12 feet, the following locks are closed for safety reasons: Martin County: S-135 structure, J&S Fish […]