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A critically eroded area near 46th Street in Miami Beach will be renourished with beach-quality sand from the south end of the Fontainebleau Hotel (curved building) to the area between of the twin towers of the Blue and Green Diamond Condominiums.
Miami Beach Erosional Hotspots beach renourishment starts
A critically eroded area near 46th Street in Miami Beach will be renourished with beach-quality sand from the south end of the Fontainebleau Hotel (curved building) to the area between of the twin towers of the Blue and Green Diamond Condominiums.
Tim Murphy and Dr. Ann Shortelle highlight successes of the St. Johns River Upper Basin Project during a ceremony Aug. 23 at the Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area where a large group gathered to celebrate the project’s completion. Murphy, Jacksonville District deputy for Programs and Project Management, and Shortelle, executive director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and other key speakers consistently mentioned the partnership and perseverance over four decades that built nature back into the basin system to provide flood protection, marsh restoration, isolate agricultural runoff and freshwater releases into the Indian River Lagoon, and restore wildlife habitat over 166,000 acres in Brevard and Indian River counties. In July 2016 the upper basin project was recognized as the “Project of the Century” by the Florida Society of Engineers, competing against such inventive projects as air conditioning and the Hubble Space Telescope. According to the engineering committee, the projects illustrated “long‐term engineering solutions providing for the betterment of the citizens of the state, their health, public safety, and welfare. These projects provide witness of engineering excellence in their local community."
Tim Murphy and Dr. Ann Shortelle highlight successes of the St. Johns River Upper Basin Project
Tim Murphy and Dr. Ann Shortelle highlight successes of the St. Johns River Upper Basin Project during a ceremony Aug. 23 at the Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area where a large group gathered to celebrate the project’s completion. Murphy, Jacksonville District deputy for Programs and Project Management, and Shortelle, executive director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and other key speakers consistently mentioned the partnership and perseverance over four decades that built nature back into the basin system to provide flood protection, marsh restoration, isolate agricultural runoff and freshwater releases into the Indian River Lagoon, and restore wildlife habitat over 166,000 acres in Brevard and Indian River counties. In July 2016 the upper basin project was recognized as the “Project of the Century” by the Florida Society of Engineers, competing against such inventive projects as air conditioning and the Hubble Space Telescope. According to the engineering committee, the projects illustrated “long‐term engineering solutions providing for the betterment of the citizens of the state, their health, public safety, and welfare. These projects provide witness of engineering excellence in their local community."
A critical agreement has been finalized for the Broward County Water Preserve Areas and Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands projects, two recently-authorized Everglades restoration projects.
Project Partnership Agreements finalized for two Everglades projects
A critical agreement has been finalized for the Broward County Water Preserve Areas and Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands projects, two recently-authorized Everglades restoration projects.
The Corps has awarded one of the three remaining construction contracts for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. The contract involves backfilling approximately seven miles of the channelized C-38 Canal. Access to portions of the Kissimmee River will be closed to navigation for the duration of the construction contract.
Corps awards contract for Kissimmee River Restoration Project
The Corps has awarded one of the three remaining construction contracts for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. The contract involves backfilling approximately seven miles of the channelized C-38 Canal. Access to portions of the Kissimmee River will be closed to navigation for the duration of the construction contract.
Learn more about the Everglades Restoration Transition Plan (ERTP) and the new Biological Opinion that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued on this water control plan.
Everglades Restoration Transition Plan
Learn more about the Everglades Restoration Transition Plan (ERTP) and the new Biological Opinion that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued on this water control plan.
The Jacksonville Beach that many enjoy today is an engineer-designed and maintained beach.
Corps awards Duval County shore protection contract
The Jacksonville District awarded a Duval County Shore Protection construction contract June 28 to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC. The construction will place 650,000 cubic yards of sand on about seven miles of eroded beaches, including Jacksonville, Neptune and a portion of Atlantic Beach.
The same coral over time - pre, during and post Miami Harbor dredging 2013-2015.
Temporal data tells the story of Miami Harbor corals
There is more to the Miami Harbor coral story than what is reported in the press. Find out more below.
The Jacksonville District protects Florida's coastlines to sustain impacts from storms year-round - watch this short video clip to find out more.
Building Coastal Resiliency
The Jacksonville District protects Florida's coastlines to sustain impacts from storms year-round - watch this short video clip to find out more.
Port Everglades
Supplemental Corps statement: Port Everglades Deepening Project
Statements that the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not update documents relating to the Port Everglades deepening project to reflect information gained from the Port Miami deepening project are inaccurate.
Army Corps of Engineers: Restoring the Environment, Increasing Resiliency
Army Corps of Engineers: Restoring the Environment, Increasing Resiliency
As commander of the Jacksonville District's 780-member team of professionals, I want to share information about our efforts to restore the environment and to help our nation face the challenges posed by rising sea levels.

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Corps prepares for tropical activity; issues guidance to boaters and campers

8/26/2016
With the possibility of tropical activity in south Florida in the coming days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities.

Corps to continue releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

8/25/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain its current “pulse-release” pattern from Lake Okeechobee, while recognizing that an uncertain weather forecast may necessitate changes over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.

Agencies complete one of the largest wetland restoration projects in history

8/25/2016
A very happy group celebrated the St. Johns River Upper Basin Project’s completion Aug. 23 in a ceremony that honored men and women who carried-out a four-decade long vision. Today, it’s hailed as one of the world’s largest wetland restoration works of its kind.

Public meeting scheduled for Regional General Permit SAJ-114

8/25/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will jointly host a public meeting to present information about the proposed Corps Regional General Permit (RGP) SAJ-114 and the corresponding DEP Ecosystem Management Agreement. Interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged to attend the meeting to provide comments and ask questions.

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