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[ft-l] Kissimmee River Conditions



FYI, if anyone is planning to hike the Kissimmee River section anytime soon...

~Pam

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> Posted Friday, January 3, 2003
>
>
>        AnEta Sewell
>        Director, Media and Community Relations
>
>        Contact: Bill Graf
>        Cell: 407-908-4764
>        Orlando Service Center
>
>               High Kissimmee River Flows Close Navigation Locks;
>               No passage through S-65, S-65A and S-65C until flows subside
>
>        Heavy rain in the Upper Kissimmee Valley has created rapid currents and
> dangerously
>        high flows through the navigation structures located in the northern
> half of the Kissimmee
>        River.
>
>        The extreme flows into the river from the Upper Chain of Lakes prompted
> the South
>        Florida Water Management District to close the navigation locks at
> three locations today:
>        S-65 (located at the south end of Lake Kissimmee) and downstream
> structures S-65A
>        and S-65C.
>
>        With the lock closings, boat traffic will not be allowed to pass.
>
>        The locks will remain closed through the weekend and conditions will be
> re-evaluated on
>        Monday. The high flows must subside before safe navigation can resume
> on the river.
>
>        For more information, contact either the SFWMD Okeechobee Service
> Center at
>        863-462-5260 or the SFWMD Orlando Service Center at 407-858-6100.