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Corps completes post-storm dike inspection; resumes locking operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District found no areas of concern during post-Irma inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-17

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

Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on Lake Okeechobee that the low water level is now creating hazardous navigation conditions. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation on Thursday (May 25), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Routes 1 and 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Route 1 goes directly across the lake, while Route 2 runs along the southern edge of the lake through Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, and Clewiston. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

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

Lightning strike affects operations at Canaveral Lock

A weekend lightning strike at Canaveral Lock will affect boating operations for the early part of this week. Operators with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be operating the lock on a restricted schedule. Locking operations will be conducted at the top of every hour between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the structure, located between the Banana River and Port Canaveral’s west turning basin along Florida’s Space Coast. The Corps advises boaters to plan for potential delays over the next three days, while repairs continue. [Read More]
Published: Jul-04-16

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

Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations. [Read More]
Published: Jul-16-15

Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee, effective immediately. Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet. [Read More]
Published: Jun-22-15
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