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No change to flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes to its current “pulse-release” pattern from Lake Okeechobee 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. [Read More]
Published: Sep-01-16

Corps approves modification report for Herbert Hoover Dike

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a key report that authorizes additional rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The Corps’ Jacksonville District received notification Tuesday (Aug. 30) that the dam safety modification report for the dike has been approved, marking the culmination of a four-year effort to conduct a risk assessment of the 143-mile earthen structure and develop alternatives for its rehabilitation. [Read More]
Published: Aug-31-16

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

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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-16

Corps to continue releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-16

Agencies complete one of the largest wetland restoration projects in history

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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-16

Public meeting scheduled for Regional General Permit SAJ-114

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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-16

Corps awards contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded a contract for $16.8 million to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The contract calls for replacement of Culvert IP-3 (S-291) along the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County northwest of the lake. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-16

Miami Beach sand project starts soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces that construction will start tomorrow for the Miami Beach erosional Hotspots beach renourishment. The $11.9 million project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The Corps’ contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, will start mobilizing equipment at the 46th Street access and staging area tomorrow, and place sand on the beach in that area within the next few weeks. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-16

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes to current releases of water from Lake Okeechobee. 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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-16

Duval County shore protection project starts soon

Duval County beach visitors will soon see work on local beaches that will improve the coastal area’s resiliency and reduce risk to infrastructure. The Duval County Shore Protection Project will place roughly 700,000 cubic yards of sand on seven miles of eroded beaches, including Jacksonville, Neptune and a portion of Atlantic Beach. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-16
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