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Corps awards maintenance dredging contract for Jacksonville Harbor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract for the Jacksonville Harbor. Work includes maintenance dredging 38- and 40-foot projects, Cut-7 through Cut -45, Cut-55, Cut-G, and the Lower Terminal Channel, in Duval County. [Read More]
Published: May-01-18

Swimming beach open at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has reopened the swimming beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River. The swimming beach on the Caloosahatchee River near Olga was closed temporarily due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Recent test results indicate that the water quality at the swimming beach meets the safety criteria recommended by the Florida Department of Health and the area is safe for waders and swimmers. The public is welcome to enjoy the beach and many other amenities available at the recreation area. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-18

USACE to receive $50 million from state for dike repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed an agreement with the state of Florida to accept $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-18

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: Apr-17-18

Corps stresses public safety at St. Augustine Beach renourishment project site

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District stressed the importance of public safety around work areas for the ongoing St. Augustine Beach renourishment project. The public is urged to stay out of active construction zones, and particularly to not cut across from behind to access the surf. “Public safety is one of our highest priorities and it is imperative people stay and remain out of work areas to avoid injury,” said Jason Harrah, project manager. [Read More]
Published: Apr-17-18

Corps accepting comments on environmental review of State’s EAA reservoir study

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – 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 April 30, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-18

Corps announces receipt of proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials pilot projects

Washington - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced that it received 94 proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-18

Fort Pierce shore protection project operations to start soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced that dredging operations related to the Fort Pierce Shore Protection Project will start mid-April. The project will place 385,000 cubic yards of sand on just under one mile of eroded beach in St. Lucie County. Sand placement will start immediately adjacent to the Fort Pierce Inlet South Jetty and move southward. [Read More]
Published: Apr-06-18

Corps seeks public comment regarding water use for navigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is seeking public comment regarding the use of waters within the State of Florida for navigation. The comment period closes April 18. [Read More]
Published: Apr-05-18

U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay dredging completion and Fernandina Beach renourishment revised schedule

Dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay wrapped up March 31, which included maintenance dredging of the entrance channel and parts of the inner channel, returning the project to its authorized depths. The project also included beneficial placement of beach compatible sand in the northern portion of Fernandina Beach in Nassau County. [Read More]
Published: Apr-03-18
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