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Corps to temporarily suspend flows to St. Lucie

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary in response to concerns about an algal bloom on the east side of the lake. The suspension takes effect immediately to allow state teams to test the algal bloom which has been reported near the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308). However, runoff from rain that collects in the St. Lucie Canal will still be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee as part of its ongoing effort to manage water levels. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 300 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-15

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

With levels in Lake Okeechobee falling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced additional reductions in water releases over the next week. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary over the next week. [Read More]
Published: Apr-09-15

Corps to adjust Lake Okeechobee flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans a further reduction in flows over the next week from Lake Okeechobee. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (March 27). The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 500 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is unchanged at a seven-day average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-15

Corps to change hours on Okeechobee Waterway locks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change the operating hours at the five locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at the beginning of April. The new operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with last lock through starting at 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-15

Corps to reduce flows to St. Lucie; no change to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to help offset impacts to the saltwater-freshwater mix to the St. Lucie Estuary. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (March 20). The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 730 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is unchanged at a seven-day average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-15

Environmental report on proposed dike repairs available for review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released an environmental report for public review on its proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike surround Lake Okeechobee. The report, known as an environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact focuses on a Corps proposal to extend embankment repairs in a six-mile area between Lake Harbor and Belle Glade on the south side of the lake. The document will be available for a 60-day review, with comments accepted until May 10. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-15

Lake Okeechobee discharges to continue at current rates

The Corps plans to begin another seven-day pulse release from the lake tomorrow (March 12). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee during this period is unchanged at an average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target flow to the St. Lucie is also unchanged at 950 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-15

Corps to increase flows as Lake Okeechobee rises

With levels in Lake Okeechobee rising over the past month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges to the east and west to help ensure safe management of lake levels during the upcoming wet season. [Read More]
Published: Mar-05-15
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