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Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations. [Read More]
Published: Jul-16-15

Corps encourages safe boating during Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is reminding boaters to wear life jackets while enjoying time with friends and family over the upcoming holiday weekend. “On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket,” said Adam Tarplee, Jacksonville District Natural Resource Program Manager. “Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.” [Read More]
Published: May-22-15

Central Everglades restoration report signed by Chief of Engineers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a key [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-14

Corps releases water to Caloosahatchee River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms. [Read More]
Published: May-15-12

Corps begins water release to Caloosahatchee River

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 23, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-12

Corps to suspend water releases to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will suspend additional releases of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River, due to falling lake levels and dry conditions. [Read More]
Published: Apr-02-12

Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will begin another release of water from Lake Okeechobee this weekend in a continued effort to reduce saltwater levels in the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: Mar-16-12

Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: Mar-08-12

Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-12