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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 of Engineers completes Miami Beach renourishment project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces the completion of the Miami Beach erosional hotspots beach renourishment. The $11.9 million project is part of the ongoing Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-17

Miami Beach sand project resumes; public meeting Jan. 5

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces that construction resumes after the holidays for the Miami Beach erosional Hotspots beach renourishment. The $11.9 million project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach invite the public to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming construction at Miami Beach City Hall Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Dec-20-16

Miami Beach sand project starts soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces that construction will start tomorrow for the Miami Beach erosional Hotspots beach renourishment. The $11.9 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 start mobilizing equipment at the 46th Street access and staging area tomorrow, and place sand on the beach in that area within the next few weeks. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-16

Environmental report on proposed dike repairs available for final comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is taking comments for the next 30 days on an environmental report related to the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The comment period for the final environmental impact statement on the Herbert Hoover Dike Dam Safety Modification Study opens today (June 3) and will remain open until Sunday, July 3. The document focuses on the potential environmental impacts related to the Corps’ recommended plan to complete rehabilitation on the dike. [Read More]
Published: Jun-03-16

Corps to host public meetings on dike rehabilitation plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host three meetings in January in communities around Lake Okeechobee to discuss a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an associated environmental impact statement regarding rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps released the report on December 24 for public review and comment. The draft document contains alternative solutions that outline a path forward toward completing ongoing rehabilitation of the dike. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-16

Corps reopens a section of Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened a 3-mile section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-14

Corps closes portions of Lake O Scenic Trail & boat ramp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-14

Corps to close campgrounds, day use parks along Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will close all of its campgrounds and day-use parks at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The district previously announced it intended to keep these areas open as long as possible. However, support to recreation areas can no longer be sustained as the district progresses through its orderly shutdown. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-13

Corps awards latest contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded its third contract over the past month to replace two additional water control structures in Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-13
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