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Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will maintain flows at current rates from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries. Starting Friday October 26, the Corps will implement a 7 day average pulse release of 1,000 cfs as measured at the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79), which will continue until further notice. No flows are currently planned at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Additional runoff from rain in the local Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-18

Corps transitions to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will transition to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Friday, October 5. “Drier conditions have meant we’ve been able to move water off the lake, and make it possible to reduce flows to the estuaries,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. “That includes a zero flow target for the St. Lucie, and a gradual transition down to 1,000 cubic feet per second for the Caloosahatchee over the next three weeks.” [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-18

Corps monitoring tropics, maintains flow schedule from Lake O

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District maintains the current flow schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee. “We are closely monitoring tropical activity, including multiple storms in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. If conditions change, we are ready to reevaluate the situation,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-18

Corps reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces a reduced flow schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee, to take effect Friday, September 6, 2018. This decision will be in effect until further notice. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-18

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

USACE announces 14-day pulse release schedule for Lake O releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces the 14-day pulse release schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee, scheduled to resume on Friday. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-18

USACE to continue managing flood risk with releases from Lake Okeechobee

With Lake Okeechobee approaching 14.5 feet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will resume water releases this weekend as part of its continued efforts to manage flood risk throughout south Florida. The discharges are scheduled to resume Friday (July 13). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is a 14-day average of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located in the southwest part of the lake. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is a 14-day average of 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. Additional runoff from rain in the St. Lucie basin could occasionally result in flows that exceed the target. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-18

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 raise water level in Tamiami Trail canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has taken several steps over the weekend to address high water levels in conservation areas west of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. On Sunday (July 1), the Corps raised the maximum allowable level in the L-29 Canal to elevation 8.0 feet, a 0.5-foot increase from its current level. Raising the water level in this canal will increase flows under the one-mile Tamiami Trail bridge built by the Corps, and make it possible to move more water from Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) which sits north of the canal. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-18

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
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