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Pope Road closing for St. Augustine Beach renourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the closure of Pope Road in St. Augustine Beach starting November 27 for the next scheduled renourishment of the St. Johns County Shore Protection Project. Pope Road will be an equipment staging area, remaining closed for the duration of the project. Construction begins in November and will last for approximately four months (weather pending). [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-17

Corps awards contract for U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay dredging and Fernandina Beach renourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $32,859,630.00 contract to the Dutra Group for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and sand placement at Fernandina Beach. [Read More]
Published: Nov-20-17

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee for the first time since releases were initiated following Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Nov. 17), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be set to 6,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77). The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 2,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for temporary levee construction in Yauco, Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $1.68 million emergency contract to construct a temporary levee in Yauco, Puerto Rico Monday as part of its recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17

Corps continues to address water challenges in south Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander for south Florida, Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, told local elected officials this morning the agency continues to work through water management challenges in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17

Intracoastal Waterway maintenance dredging at Bakers Haulover starts soon

Bal Harbor Beach to benefit from problematic shoal! A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance dredging project within the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Bakers Haulover area will start as early as Nov. 18. According to Corps IWW Project Manager Shelley Trulock, the Bakers Haulover reach is one of the top three shoaling areas along the entire IWW. "We have an opportunity to dredge the IWW and put sand on eroded beaches in Miami-Dade County at no cost to the local communities,” she said. [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-17

Sunny Isles Beach renourishment starts soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces that construction starts soon for the Sunny Isles Beach renourishment project. The $8.6 million project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The Corps’ contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, will place approximately 140,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an upland sand mine on more than 4,400 feet of critically eroded shoreline in two locations, including both sides of the Newport Pier and at the north end of the city. Eastman Aggregates will truck-haul sand to Sunny Isles from the Vulcan Materials Witherspoon Sand Mine, located in Moore Haven, southwest of Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Oct-30-17

Corps invites public to St. Augustine Beach renourishment community meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to attend a community meeting for the upcoming St. Augustine Beach renourishment project. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall, Commission Chambers, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, Fla. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-17

Corps continues daily inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike

Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continue to report no significant issues of concern following inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-17

A September to Remember

In late August, as Hurricane Irma churned in the Atlantic Ocean, staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District were making plans to get the right people with the right skill set in the right location in time for the storm. By the first week of September, several key team members were in place to deal with the aftermath to come. [Read More]
Published: Oct-14-17
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