The Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, signed the Chief’s Report for the Port Everglades navigation project June 26. The project includes deepening and widening the harbor to meet today’s and future shipping needs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host a Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting to discuss the first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test, a water operations field test aimed at increasing flows to Everglades National Park.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee, effective immediately. Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has concluded that no significant impacts to the environment will result from a proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.