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Gate 9 at Hungryland WEA temporarily locked

News Release

Friday, September 07, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

Due to high water levels, the South Florida Water Management District has temporarily locked Gate 9 of the Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA).

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises anyone wanting to enter Hungryland WEA to park at Gate 3 or Gate 10. They should not park outside of Gate 9, as it is private property. Gate 9 will be reopened as conditions permit.

For updated closure and reopening information visit and click on “Open/Closed Status of FWC Offices and FWC-managed Areas.”

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