December 19, 2018
Sheriff McCallum has closed the Clay Landing boat ramp at the request of the Levy County Emergency Management Director John McDonald. As anticipated, flood waters due to recent rains has caused the Suwannee River to rise out of its’ banks. The public boat ramp at Clay Landing is underwater and it is unsafe to launch a vessel at this location. The Emergency Management team will be monitoring other public access boat ramps along the Suwannee River and will close these ramps when the rising waters makes these locations unsafe.
Citizens who reside or own homes along the Suwannee River are asked to make early preparations to safeguard personal belongings ahead of the rising waters. Travel along this waterway will become more hazardous due to floating debris and could cause unnecessary damage to homes from wave actions created by passing boats. Please use caution and be courteous to homeowners by traveling at idle speed to keep your wake to a minimum.