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USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the weekend. Starting Friday (June 22), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to 3,000 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 will be reduced to a seven-day average of 1,170 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-18

Corps to dredge problematic shoal on Intracoastal Waterway in Martin County

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge a problematic shoal located within the Crossroads reach of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) in Martin County starting this week and ending work in mid-July. [Read More]
Published: Jun-20-18

Corps awards Intracoastal Waterway, Ponce de Leon Inlet dredging contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract for portions of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County June 15. The Corps awarded the $8.55 million contract to Cavache, Inc. of Pompano Beach Florida. Consolidating these dredging projects is anticipated to result in a cost savings of $1.5 million. [Read More]
Published: Jun-18-18

Corps opens Ortona Lock for navigation following completion of maintenance repairs

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. [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-18

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

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. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-18

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. [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-18

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

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. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-18

Corps releases draft environmental report on State’s EAA reservoir study - Currently accepting public comments; details for public meetings to be announced

Corps releases draft environmental report on State’s EAA reservoir study Currently accepting public comments; details for public meetings to be announced The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Florida Water Management District Section 203 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) and Stormwater Treatment Area study. Comments will be accepted through July 24 [Read More]
Published: Jun-08-18

Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project agreement signed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District commander signed a project partnership agreement with the City of Jacksonville for the Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Restoration project June 7. With the signed agreement, the project now moves into the design and permitting phase. [Read More]
Published: Jun-08-18

USACE to begin water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will start releasing water from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as part of its effort to manage rising water levels. [Read More]
Published: May-31-18
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