Government works to ease flooding with Port Canaveral lock system

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The federal government is attempting to ease flooding in the vicinity of the Banana River, Fla., by limiting the operation of the Port Canaveral lock system.

The Army Corps of Engineers will keep the Port Canaveral locks in the open position to help ease flooding. Mariners should note that the locks will only be available for vessel traffic during the following schedule:

– August 23: 12:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

– August 24: 1 a.m. – 3 a.m. / 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

– August: 25: 2 a.m. – 4 a.m. / 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

– August 26: 3 a.m. – 5 a.m. / 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

– August 27: 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. / 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Mariners should avoid attempting to pass through the locks while the red light is lit because a strong possibility of hazardous currents exists. All mariners are to use extreme caution when approaching the Port Canaveral locks and are requested to contact the Canaveral locks via VHF-FM channel 16 or 13 to make arrangements for passage.

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