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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 of Engineers awards Gordon Pass dredging contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract June 24 for the Naples to Big Marco, Gordon Pass located in Collier County. The federal channel is about 4.5 miles long and has an authorized depth of 12 feet. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-16

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

Corps asks boaters to SLOW DOWN, use caution

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asks boaters to slow down and use extra caution within the Mile Point construction area on the St. Johns River. “We’ve seen some close calls here on the water because people are speeding through the area,” said Corps Construction Project Engineer Mike Lyons, Jacksonville District. [Read More]
Published: Jun-09-16

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

Mile Point construction moves forward; marsh waterways to close

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asks the public to use extra caution in the waterways and on land features within the Mile Point construction area on the St. Johns River. The construction zone contains a variety of vessels, including large barges and a dredge with pipelines, in the Chicopit Bay area and Intracoastal Waterway, and crews are also operating heavy equipment at Helen Cooper Floyd Park. These areas are restricted to construction personnel only due public safety concerns. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-16

Port Everglades harbor improvement plan sent to Congress

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Record of Decision for the Port Everglades Harbor Navigation Study Jan. 29, 2016, signifying the completion of the final administrative review for the project’s report. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-16

Corps of Engineers announces Miami Harbor project completion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District completed construction on the Miami Harbor deepening and widening project, Corps officials announced during a PortMiami ceremony today. The Miami Harbor project is the first Federal navigation project in the southeast built to a 50 feet depth to accommodate today’s shipping needs. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-15

Jacksonville District comments on Notice of Intent to Sue

Jacksonville, Fla. -- “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District fully considered all comments on the Jacksonville Harbor Project during the study planning phase. This congressionally authorized project was extensively studied and modeled, and rigorously peer-reviewed by internal and external experts. Based on certified Corps of Engineers models and other relevant information, deepening the St. Johns River is projected to have a positive economic benefit and only minor environmental effects. We’re confident the risk of unforeseen environmental impact is extremely low, and we will monitor and reevaluate, if appropriate, as new information becomes available. In the meantime, we’ll continue to press forward with the pre-construction, engineering and design work.” ~ Project Manager Jason Harrah [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-15

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
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