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Posted 5/2/2012

Release no. 12-034


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John Campbell
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 2, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has learned its work at Herbert Hoover Dike will be featured next week in a program on the Travel Channel.

 

The program, entitled “Off Limits,” takes viewers to various locations around the country, getting insiders’ access to places normally closed to the public. The episode scheduled for Tuesday (May 8) will highlight the Corps’ work at the 143-mile dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.

 

“We’re very excited this project will be showcased on the national level,” said Tim Willadsen, project manager for HHD rehabilitation. “The Corps and our contractors are doing some amazing, state-of-the-practice work at Herbert Hoover Dike. This project and the great people who work on it deserve the attention.”

 

Footage for the episode was shot in late January. Crews from the Travel Channel spent a full day with Corps’ employees, who are busily overseeing installation of cutoff wall in the dike between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade.

 

“This show will give everyone a glimpse into the complexities and challenges that USACE and our nation face as we continue to rebuild and restore our critical infrastructure,” said Scott Burch, chief of the Geotech Branch in Jacksonville District’s Engineering Division. “Millions of people depend upon HHD everyday and don’t even realize it. The more people know about our work and our projects, the more successful we will be.”

 

The program is scheduled to air Tuesday night, May 8 at 10 p.m. EDT.

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