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Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site launched

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the launch of the Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site. This page is specifically geared towards people who want to learn more about Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway and the surrounding communities. A variety of information will be posted, including information about water releases, navigation, structure closings, water safety, recreation, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), the Herbert Hoover Dike, boating and fishing, environmental stewardship, local events, emergency operations and much more. “Like” Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway on Facebook at http://bit.ly/LakeO [Read More]
Published: Apr-12-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues permit for Cape Coral docks and seawalls

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District today reissued Programmatic General Permit (PGP) SAJ-91, authorizing the city of Cape Coral to process permits for the construction, maintenance, and repair of single-family docks and seawalls along the city shoreline. The original five-year permit was issued in October 2007 and expired in October 2012 and has since been under review. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues permit for Clam Pass dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District has issued Nationwide Permit 3, authorizing a one-time dredging event for Clam Pass, the inlet between Clam Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes draft Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District has published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the A-1 Shallow Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) project proposed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The draft document is available for public review and comment through April 8, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Feb-22-13

Decision Documents signed for Pinecastle Jeep Range

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced that Decision Documents have been signed for three of four sections, or Munitions Response Sites (MRSs), of the former Pinecastle Jeep Range in Orlando, Fla. [Read More]
Published: Feb-14-13

Corps increases water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has increased the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River. The new target flow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. There are no target releases for the St. Lucie Estuary, although runoff from the St. Lucie Canal will continue to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as needed. [Read More]
Published: Feb-07-13

Investigation at Camp Gordon Johnston continues

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to continue fieldwork for its Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) at the Camp Gordon Johnston formerly used defense site into March 2013. [Read More]
Published: Jan-22-13

Site 1 Impoundment completion contract awarded, construction moving forward

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a nearly $48 million contract for the completion of Phase One of the Site 1 Impoundment Project to Munilla Construction Management LLC (d/b/a MCM) of Miami, Fla., Jan. 18. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-13

St. Lucie Canal between Stuart and Palm City to partially close for construction

There is a scheduled closure of St. Lucie Canal South Fork at the Indian Street Bridge construction zone between Stuart and Palm City in Martin County, Fla. There will be a daily waterway closure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Feb. 18 through March 4, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-13

Corps announces re-opening of trail section, continues work in other locations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail from Moore Haven Lock north to Lakeport was recently re-opened after being closed temporarily during construction. Hikers, bicyclists and other recreationalists can enjoy more than ten miles of newly paved trail on the west side of Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Jan-08-13
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