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Corps announces St. Lucie Inlet maintenance dredging award

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the St. Lucie Inlet maintenance dredging contract award of $5,432,400 to Norfolk Dredging of Chesapeake, Va. The project consists of dredging shoal material from the St. Lucie Inlet to return the channel to its authorized depths. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-17

Corps to change flow pattern for St. Lucie Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making plans to send runoff that collects in the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) in Martin County to the east through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam structure (S-80). [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-17

Chief of Engineers signs St. Johns County coastal storm risk management report

The Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, officially signed the Chief of Engineers Report for the St. Johns County, Fla. – Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study August 8. The recommended plan includes approximately 3 miles of beach and dune renourishment within Vilano Beach and a small portion in South Ponte Vedra Beach. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District to hold job fair Aug. 24-25

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a job fair Aug. 24-25, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. [Read More]
Published: Aug-14-17

Corps awards contract for Sunny Isles Beach renourishment, public meeting August 31

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on August 9 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for $8,605,564.33, for the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. Eastman Aggregate will renourish two areas of critically eroded areas of shoreline in Sunny Isles Beach with 140,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand truck-hauled from an upland sand mine. A public meeting is scheduled for August 31. [Read More]
Published: Aug-10-17

Corps implements new deviation to manage high water in Everglades

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is implementing temporary changes in operations to address high water conditions within the Everglades’ water conservation areas west of the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metro areas. The deviation approved on Tuesday (Aug. 1) allows for higher water levels in Water Conservation Area 2A for the rest of summer and the first half of fall. [Read More]
Published: Aug-02-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues permit authorization for construction of State Road 7 Extension in Palm Beach County

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District issued a Department of the Army (DA) permit to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 4 and the County of Palm Beach for the construction of a new roadway extension of State Road (SR) 7 from 60th Street North to Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach County. The permit was issued on July 20. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-17

Water safety during the dog days of summer

Water safety tips for the dog days of summer “Increased water safety awareness can help ensure that you and your loved ones have fun this summer and return home safely,” said Nelson Colón, natural resource program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor recreation, with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Visitor safety at Corps parks and recreation areas is our highest priority.” [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-17

Corps completes contract for Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District completed a construction contract laying the groundwork to reestablish freshwater flow to Biscayne Bay as part of its ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-17

Corps to implement deviation to assist with Everglades’ high-water event

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is implementing temporary operational changes to alleviate high water conditions within the Everglades’ water conservation areas west of the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metro areas. The temporary deviation aims to reduce stages in Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3 in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Heavy rain since the beginning of June have caused the water levels in the conservation areas to rise to historic levels for this time of year. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-17
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