Sunday, October 28, 2012 - County Mosquito Impoundment Dikes ClosedSt. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control and Coastal Management officials are asking all residents to avoid accessing dikes inside all mosquito impoundment areas, such as D.J. Wilcox Natural Area and Bear Point Sanctuary, because of high water levels in the Indian River Lagoon.
Residents and fishermen, including those with access keys, are being asked to keep off impoundment dikes as high tides in the Indian River Lagoon are causing access roads/dikes to be under as much as six inches of water. Counties officials are concerned that residents and their vehicles might be caught in these flooded areas during high tides, which have been as much as four feet higher than normal.
St. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control and Coastal Management officials hope to open access throughout the mosquito impoundment areas later this week once water levels subside.
To find out what other areas are open for fishing and other passive recreation, visit St. Lucie County’s interactive parks and preserve map at http://gis.stlucieco.gov/parkspreserves.