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Corps continues prepping for Irma; issues guidance to boaters and campers

As Hurricane Irma approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-17

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

Bridge maintenance impacts boaters on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is alerting boaters of a route closure that will impact travel along the southern part of Lake Okeechobee. The Corps learned today that crews from Palm Beach County will conduct emergency maintenance on the Torrey Island Bridge which crosses Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 near Belle Glade. While the repairs are underway, crews will suspend operations of the swinging bridge, effectively closing the route to most vessels. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-17

Corps prepares for Matthew; issues guidance to boaters & campers

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way through the Caribbean islands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-16

Corps prepares for tropical activity; issues guidance to boaters and campers

With the possibility of tropical activity in south Florida in the coming days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-16

Corps completes repairs at Canaveral Lock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has completed construction of new composite guide walls around Canaveral Lock located between the western turning basin of Port Canaveral and the Banana River. The Corps reduced operating hours to allow contractors space so they could safely build the walls. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume locking vessels on demand between 6 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. seven days a week. [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-16

Repairs impact operations at Ortona Lock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on the Okeechobee Waterway that they could encounter delays as they navigate through Ortona Lock due to repairs. The Corps has developed an alternate locking schedule that will be in effect during replacement of guide walls on either side of the lock. The schedule will be in effect when work obstructs the navigation channel or whenever divers are in the area. The repair work is expected to last through the rest of the summer. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16

Water safety is important year-round

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation, reminds everyone that water safety is a concern for all seasons. Taking water safety precautions saves lives. [Read More]
Published: Sep-23-15

Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District prepares for Erika

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-15

Corps encourages safe boating during Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is reminding boaters to wear life jackets while enjoying time with friends and family over the upcoming holiday weekend. “On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket,” said Adam Tarplee, Jacksonville District Natural Resource Program Manager. “Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.” [Read More]
Published: May-22-15
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