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Ortona Lock reopens for navigation after completion of maintenance and repairs
Ortona Lock reopens for navigation after completion of maintenance and repairs
South Florida team: JOB WELL DONE!
The $1.7 billion work-plan for Fiscal Year 2018 Civil Works appropriations, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 11, includes $143 million for Jacksonville District’s continuing navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in Florida and Puerto Rico.
2018 work-plan includes $143 million for projects in Florida and Puerto Rico
The $1.7 billion work-plan for Fiscal Year 2018 Civil Works appropriations, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 11, includes $143 million for Jacksonville District’s continuing navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Jacksonville District Commander Col. Jason Kirk writes about managing water in Lake Okeechobee and south Florida.
Why do we release water from Lake Okeechobee?
Jacksonville District Commander Col. Jason Kirk writes about managing water in Lake Okeechobee and south Florida.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting comments on its environmental review of the South Florida Water Management District’s Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) storage reservoir study. Comments will be accepted through July 24, 2018.
Corps accepting comments on environmental review of State’s EAA reservoir study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting comments on its environmental review of the South Florida Water Management District’s Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) storage reservoir study. Comments will be accepted through July 24, 2018.
Water flows through the spillway gates at Moore Haven Lock & Dam in early 2016.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has seen water levels in Lake Okeechobee go from one extreme to the other over the past year.
USACE to begin releasing water from Lake Okeechobee
Jacksonville District staff will start releasing water on June 1 through spillway at Moore Haven (pictured) and at St. Lucie.

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Corps opens Ortona Lock for navigation following completion of maintenance repairs

6/17/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed normal operations at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway, following completion of maintenance and repairs. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume normal operations as of Sunday, June 17, locking vessels on demand between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Public meetings scheduled for draft environmental report on State’s EAA Southern Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area study

6/15/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps), will host a series of public meetings to discuss and seek input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) District Section 203 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Southern Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) study the week of June 25, from 6-8 p.m. in Lehigh Acres, Clewiston, and Stuart.

2018 work-plan includes $143 million for projects in Florida and Puerto Rico

6/13/2018
The $1.7 billion work-plan for Fiscal Year 2018 Civil Works appropriations, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 11, includes $143 million for Jacksonville District’s continuing navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in Florida and Puerto Rico.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

6/11/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7.

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