Notice to Navigation: NTN 2017-013 Okeechobee Waterway C-44 St. Lucie Canal Low Water

Okeechobee Waterway – St. Lucie Canal (C-44) High Flow and Low Water Hazardous Navigation.

Link to the Notice PDF.

Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution traveling the Okeechobee Waterway between Port Mayaca and St. Lucie Locks due to high current flowing east and low canal levels created by maximum lake releases. Recreational and commercial vessels are asked to use caution and be aware of higher than normal currents, shallow water and submerged objects when navigating through the St Lucie Canal (C-44) between Port Mayaca and St. Lucie Locks.

For daily updated lake and route depths please see our website at:

For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:
St. Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665
Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858