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Flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary to be reduced

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced a slight reduction in flows for its next pulse release to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. 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: Jun-04-15

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

With water levels dropping, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary while reducing flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: May-28-15

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries over the coming week. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 200 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: May-21-15

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 the St. Lucie Estuary. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 700 cubic feet per second (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 2,000 cfs as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: May-14-15

Lake Okeechobee discharges to continue at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes to releases currently taking place at Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: May-07-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary and resume releases to the St. Lucie Estuary as part of its effort to manage water levels. [Read More]
Published: Apr-30-15

Corps continues with suspension of releases to St. Lucie Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue to hold water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary until Friday as additional information is collected on an algal bloom on the east side of the lake. A pulse release that was scheduled to begin Friday (April 23) was suspended to allow state teams to test the algal bloom reported near the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308). [Read More]
Published: Apr-27-15

Corps to close portion of Lake O Scenic Trail near Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) near Okeechobee as part of rehabilitation activities on the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding the lake. The Corps will close about 3 miles of the trail between Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough. The closures are necessary for public safety while work on the replacement of a nearby water control structure (Culvert 8) takes place. The trail is expected to be closed in this location from Monday (April 27) until mid-May. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-15

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
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