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Corps to resume flows Lake Okeechobee to Caloosahatchee

With Lake Okeechobee continuing its ascent, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to resume flows to the Caloosahatchee River starting tomorrow (Sept. 19). [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-17

Corps to resume flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will resume flows from Lake Okeechobee in an effort to stem the rise in water level resulting from Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Sept. 15), the Corps will release as much water as practical through the spillway at Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308) located on the east side of the lake. The Corps will initiate flows from the Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary as soon as capacity exists downstream. [Read More]
Published: Sep-14-17

Corps to release water from Lake Okeechobee in advance of Irma

As Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Atlantic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun a pre-storm drawdown that includes water releases from Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-17

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 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 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

Corps to suspend flows to St. Lucie; reduce flows to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary and reduce flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (Nov. 4). The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,425 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake will be released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-16

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as it begins a transition toward dry-season operations. Starting Friday (Oct. 28), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to a seven-day average of 2,800 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 800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-16

Corps announces further reduction in Lake Okeechobee flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries for the third time in the past two weeks. Starting Friday (Oct. 21), 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: Oct-20-16

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue releases of water from Lake Okeechobee at the same rates the agency announced last week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) located on the southwest side of the lake. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-29-16
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