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Corps moves forward on Lido Key Storm Damage Reduction project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has taken another step forward regarding the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project, specifically finalizing the Environmental Assessment and signing a Finding of No Significant Impact for this project. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-18

Corps to host water management briefing in Stuart

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has scheduled a water management briefing with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast on Friday, August 17. The briefing will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the city commission chambers at Stuart City Hall located at 121 Southwest Flagler Avenue in Stuart. At the briefing, representatives from the Corps and the South Florida Water Management District will discuss the management of water in south Florida with the congressman. [Read More]
Published: Aug-14-18

USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

Starting Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-18

Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries effective Monday morning. The Corps will pause discharges at 7 a.m. on Monday to allow water managers to conduct a full assessment of system conditions. While no water will be released from Lake Okeechobee, the Corps will continue to allow runoff from rain that accumulates in the Caloosahatchee or St. Lucie basins to pass through downstream structures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-08-18

Corps to temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the coming days. Starting Friday (June 29), the target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to a 14-day average of 585 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains unchanged at a 14-day average 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-18

USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the weekend. Starting Friday (June 22), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to a seven-day average of 1,170 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-18

USACE to begin water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will start releasing water from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as part of its effort to manage rising water levels. [Read More]
Published: May-31-18

USACE to receive $50 million from state for dike repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed an agreement with the state of Florida to accept $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-18

USACE awards seepage barrier contract as part of dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to construct several miles of seepage barrier at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of its ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-18

Corps continues to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee. Starting Friday (Dec. 1), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77). The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-30-17
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