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Corps approves request for increased Everglades’ flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division has approved a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott for deviation from its water control plan for a key Everglades reservoir located west of Miami. The deviation raises water levels in the L-29 canal, which runs along the north side of the Tamiami Trail (US Hwy 41) between Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) and Everglades National Park. The WCA-3 water control plan limited those levels to elevation 7.5 feet (NGVD). The deviation raises the levels as high as elevation 8.5 feet, which would allow more water to flow from WCA-3 to Everglades National Park. [Read More]
Published: Feb-15-16

Corps announces additional increase to flows from Lake Okeechobee

With the rise in Lake Okeechobee accelerating, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced its intent to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee. New targets are 6,500 cfs to Caloosahatchee and 2,800 cfs to St. Lucie. [Read More]
Published: Jan-29-16

Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District intends to release more water from Lake Okeechobee starting this weekend as it continues to manage the lake level in the midst of El Nino conditions. [Read More]
Published: Jan-28-16

Lake Okeechobee flows to continue at current rates

The Corps will begin another seven-day pulse release from the lake tomorrow (Jan. 22). The target flow to the Caloosahatchee is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps plans no releases from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jan-21-16

No change in flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee at the same rates it has used over the past month. The target flow to the Caloosahatchee is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps plans no releases from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-16

Corps to maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district has decided to continue releases of water from Lake Okeechobee at the same target flows for at least another week. The Corps will begin a seven-day pulse release from the lake starting Friday (Jan. 8). The target flow to the Caloosahatchee during this period is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Jan-07-16

Corps maintains status quo on discharges from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district will continue water management operations at Lake Okeechobee at the same target flows for the next two weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-15

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rate

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin another seven-day pulse release of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers on Friday. The Corps doesn’t plan to release water from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Dec-17-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase the amount of water being released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary to an average of 1,500 cfs as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers starting Friday (Dec. 11). [Read More]
Published: Dec-10-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee to an average of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps doesn’t plan to release water from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart at this time. [Read More]
Published: Dec-03-15
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