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W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

The Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality. The beach remains open for sunbathing and recreational activities other than swimming. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-16

No change to flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced it will maintain water discharges from Lake Okeechobee at current rates. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-16

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee starting Friday (March 4). The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located in the southwest part of the lake. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Mar-03-16

Backfilling work begins for Kissimmee River Restoration Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has initiated backfilling operations on a portion of the C-38 Canal, as part of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. During this time, a portion of the C-38 Canal will be closed to navigation. [Read More]
Published: Mar-02-16

Palm Beach Harbor channel maintenance starts soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced today that maintenance operations on Palm Beach Harbor (Lake Worth Inlet) will start early next week and continue through mid-April. The work includes placing all dredged materials on the beach immediately south of the southern jetty, extending the beach seaward approximately 60 feet. [Read More]
Published: Feb-24-16

Public invited to comment on the St. Johns County draft shoreline study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to review and comment on the St. Johns County, Fla., Coastal Storm Risk Management Project draft feasibility study and environmental assessment. The open comment period starts Thursday, Feb. 18, and ends Apr. 4, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Feb-17-16

Corps approves request for increased Everglades’ flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division has approved a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott for deviation from its water control plan for a key Everglades reservoir located west of Miami. The deviation raises water levels in the L-29 canal, which runs along the north side of the Tamiami Trail (US Hwy 41) between Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) and Everglades National Park. The WCA-3 water control plan limited those levels to elevation 7.5 feet (NGVD). The deviation raises the levels as high as elevation 8.5 feet, which would allow more water to flow from WCA-3 to Everglades National Park. [Read More]
Published: Feb-15-16

Port Everglades harbor improvement plan sent to Congress

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Record of Decision for the Port Everglades Harbor Navigation Study Jan. 29, 2016, signifying the completion of the final administrative review for the project’s report. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-16

Corps to maximize flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will further increase flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend in an effort to stem the rise in water level brought about by recent heavy precipitation. Starting Friday (Feb. 5), the Corps will remove specific target flows and release as much water as practical through Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located on the west side of the lake, and the Port Mayaca Lock (S-308) located on the east side of the lake. [Read More]
Published: Feb-04-16

Mile Point construction moves forward; boaters should use caution

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District asks the public to use caution in the waterways at Mile Point on the St. Johns River. Heavy construction is ongoing in the Chicopit Bay and Helen Cooper Floyd Park area near Mayport Naval Station. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-16
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