Levy County closes boat ramps due to rising water

Three boat ramps in Levy County were shut down on Friday due to rising water along the Suwannee River.
Three boat ramps in Levy County were shut down on Friday due to rising water along the Suwannee River.
Levy County Sheriff's Office

Due to rising waters along the Suwannee River, three boat ramps have been closed in Levy County.

According to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) release sent Friday, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and LCSO announced the boat ramp closures due to recent heavy rains in northern counties that drain into the Suwannee River. The waterways have flooded, making the boat ramps unsafe and navigation dangerous in the river due to floating debris.

The ramps closed are:

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  • Clay Landing
  • Camp Azalea
  • Flowlers Bluff

LCSO asks boaters navigating around homes along the river to observe a “no wake zone” to prevent damage to docks and homes.

The Levy County Department of Parks and Recreation will monitor the situation and alert the county commission when water levels have receded, and it is safe to use the ramps. Barricades have been placed at all three ramps and the public is asked not to remove them.

Ramps along the Suwannee River in Dixie County have also been closed, according to the release.

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