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Flows from Lake Okeechobee remain unchanged

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-08-16

No change to flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes to its current “pulse-release” pattern from Lake Okeechobee over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-01-16

Corps approves modification report for Herbert Hoover Dike

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a key report that authorizes additional rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The Corps’ Jacksonville District received notification Tuesday (Aug. 30) that the dam safety modification report for the dike has been approved, marking the culmination of a four-year effort to conduct a risk assessment of the 143-mile earthen structure and develop alternatives for its rehabilitation. [Read More]
Published: Aug-31-16

Corps prepares for tropical activity; issues guidance to boaters and campers

With the possibility of tropical activity in south Florida in the coming days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-16

Corps to continue releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain its current “pulse-release” pattern from Lake Okeechobee, while recognizing that an uncertain weather forecast may necessitate changes over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-16

Corps awards contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded a contract for $16.8 million to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The contract calls for replacement of Culvert IP-3 (S-291) along the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County northwest of the lake. [Read More]
Published: Aug-23-16

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes to current releases of water from Lake Okeechobee. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-16

Corps to maintain status quo on flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue discharges from Lake Okeechobee at the current rates that have been in place since mid-July. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Aug-11-16

Lake Okeechobee discharges to continue at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Aug-04-16

Flows from Lake Okeechobee remain unchanged

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes in water discharges from Lake Okeechobee over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-16
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