Florida Inland Navigation District
Navigation Notices
Mariners are cautioned to stay clear of dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks, and operating wires associated with dredging and marine construction operations. Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that dredges and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment.

Buoys are attached to the anchors so that the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel. Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipelines, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment.

Owners and lessees of fishnets, crabpots and other structures that may be in the vicinity and that may hinder the free navigation of attending vessels and equipment must remove these from the area where tugs, tenderboats and other attendant equipment will be navigating. Dredging projects are usually conducted twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week, all fishnets, crabpots and structures in the general area must be removed prior to commencement of any work.

Replacement of Southern Boulevard Bascule Bridge in Palm Beach County 10-16-2015 read now
Okeechobee Waterway Locking Restrictions 7-28-2015 read now
Okeechobee Waterway - Change in Lock Operating Hours 3-30-2015 read now
Sister's Creek Replacement of Bascule Bridge with a Fixed Bridge 6-24-2014 read now
OWW Revised Locking Hours Due to High Lake Okeechobee Water Levels 8-20-2013 read now
Restricted Locking at Ortona Lock, Okeechobee Waterway 6-5-2013 read now
Okeechobee Waterway Anchoring and Mooring Policy 3-18-2013 read now
Navigation Closure/Restrictions Lifted Early at St. Lucie Canal South Fork at the Indian Street Bridge Construction Zone Between Stuart and Palm City, Martin County Florida 3-1-2013 read now
Revised Dates for Scheduled Closure of St. Lucie Canal South Fork at the Indian Street Bridge Construction Zone Between Stuart and Palm City, Martin County Florida 2-8-2013 read now
Moore Haven Lock Reopened to Navigation 7-16-2012 read now
Temporary Closure of Andrews Avenue Drawbridge 6-13-2012 read now
S-193 Navigation Lock Refurbishment - Taylor Creek 11-4-2011 read now
Lake Okeechobee Waterway Lock Restrictions 3-2-2011 read now
Lake Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 Quick Reference Depth Charts 9-29-2010 read now
Lake Okeechobee Waterway Route 1 Quick Reference Depth Charts 9-29-2010 read now
Okeechobee Waterway - Route 2 Conditions 7-1-2010 read now
Anchoring Information for Florida Cruisers 7-1-2009 read now
Dredging and Marine Construction Cautions 11-26-2008 read now

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