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The W. P. Franklin Lock and Dam, is located along the Caloosahatchee River, approximately 33 miles upstream of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and about 43 miles downstream of the Julian Keen Jr. Lock at Moore Haven, where the river meets Lake Okeechobee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the dam in 1965 for flood control, water control, prevention of salt-water intrusion, and navigation purposes. The Corps currently manages five locks along the 152-mile Okeechobee Waterway.

Okeechobee Waterway Lock operations during Hurricane Idalia preparations

Safe harbor lockages began on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 to allow...

UF/IFAS gives advice on building a hurricane supply kit

Circumstances may require you to evacuate your home at a moment’s notice or hunker down...

Some tree 'defects' don’t predict whether a tree will fall in a hurricane

Just because a tree looks a bit odd or damaged, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to topple during a tropical storm or hurricane...
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Observed from: Witham Field Airport
A Few Clouds, 68 °F
Sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Get the full forecast
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