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USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

Starting Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-18

Corps releases draft report on OWW Master Plan update for review; Public workshop scheduled

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District released the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for updating the 1986 Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) and Lake Okeechobee (LO) Master Plan. A public workshop is scheduled in LaBelle and public comment will be accepted through September 21, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Jul-23-18

USACE updates officials in Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District’s Commander and Deputy Commander for the Antilles provided an update for officials regarding $2.5 billion infrastructure projects designed to manage flood risk on the island. Over the past several days, Jacksonville District Commander Col. Jason Kirk and Antilles Deputy Maj. Alexander Walker-Rodriguez provided updates on infrastructure projects and studies that will reduce flood risk to officials that included Lieutenant Gov. Luis Rivera-Marin, Natural & Environmental Resources Secretary Tania Vazquez-Ruiz, and Omar Marrero, Executive Director of the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency. [Read More]
Published: Jul-20-18

Corps announces public meetings for Lake Okeechobee Watershed study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a series of public meetings for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-18

USACE adjusts release schedule for Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has adjusted flows on the 14-day water release schedule from Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-18

USACE announces 14-day pulse release schedule for Lake O releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces the 14-day pulse release schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee, scheduled to resume on Friday. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-18

USACE to continue managing flood risk with releases from Lake Okeechobee

With Lake Okeechobee approaching 14.5 feet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will resume water releases this weekend as part of its continued efforts to manage flood risk throughout south Florida. The discharges are scheduled to resume Friday (July 13). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is a 14-day average of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located in the southwest part of the lake. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is a 14-day average of 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. Additional runoff from rain in the St. Lucie basin could occasionally result in flows that exceed the target. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-18

Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries effective Monday morning. The Corps will pause discharges at 7 a.m. on Monday to allow water managers to conduct a full assessment of system conditions. While no water will be released from Lake Okeechobee, the Corps will continue to allow runoff from rain that accumulates in the Caloosahatchee or St. Lucie basins to pass through downstream structures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-08-18

USACE releases draft report on Lake Okeechobee Watershed study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is accepting comments on the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). USACE proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. The proposed plan also calls for restoration of 5,300 acres of wetlands in the area. The draft document was released for review today (July 6). USACE will accept comments through August 20. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-18

$3.348 billion in recovery funds go toward reducing flood risk in Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

The Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion today for long term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funding will go towards 13 studies, and 19 construction projects that will reduce risk to communities damaged by storm events. [Read More]
Published: Jul-05-18
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