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Corps provides update on Everglades restoration

Jacksonville District Commander Col.Jason Kirk met with the U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to provide the latest information related to the Corps’ review of options under consideration to meet the state of Florida’s desire for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Col. Kirk spoke to reporters following the meeting. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-17

Corps to change flow pattern for St. Lucie Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making plans to send runoff that collects in the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) in Martin County to the east through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam structure (S-80). [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-17

Corps to implement deviation to assist with Everglades’ high-water event

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is implementing temporary operational changes to alleviate high water conditions within the Everglades’ water conservation areas west of the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metro areas. The temporary deviation aims to reduce stages in Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3 in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Heavy rain since the beginning of June have caused the water levels in the conservation areas to rise to historic levels for this time of year. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-17

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 adjusts flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has adjusted the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (May 19) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 375 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is being released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has further reduced the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (April 14) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-17

Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District started a new seven-day pulse release today (March 31) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-31-17

Jacksonville District commander talks about south Florida programs

Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, talked with reporters this afternoon about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program. [Read More]
Published: Mar-14-17

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 to reduce flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin dry-season flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary starting Friday (Nov. 11). The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is expected to be released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-16
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