Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Army Corps closes more of Lake Okeechobee trail due to dike... |

I didn't realize that the trail was so long. Here they are working on the northern part of the dike. Click title for link. From the article:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing another section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail as it continues repairs to the aging dike around the lake.
A three-mile stretch of the trail at the north end of the lake, between Taylor Creek and Nubbins Slough, will be closed June 16 until early fall, according to a news release from the corps Monday.
The 110-mile Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail became part of the Florida National Scenic Trail in 1993. More than half of the trail is paved, and the remainder consists of a two-track gravel roadway on top of the 35-foot high Herbert Hoover Dike. The trail is popular with hikers, anglers, horseback riders, cyclists and bird watchers.