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Posted 9/5/2014

Release no. 14-054


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John Campbell
904-232-1004
john.h.campbell@usace.army.mil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has postponed public meetings that were scheduled to be held later this month regarding rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.

The meetings were scheduled for Sept. 22-25 at various locations in south Florida.  The meetings are being postponed due to delays associated with modeling being conducted for the dam safety modification study of the 143-mile earthen structure. 

“Rather than provide incomplete information to the public, it is best to complete this important analysis,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project Manager.  “Complete and accurate information is essential because it may have significant impacts on the potential solutions.” 

The meetings will be rescheduled for a future date.  For more information on the Herbert Hoover Dike project, visit the Jacksonville District website at:

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHooverDike.aspx

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