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Corps transitions to recovery; reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun more comprehensive damage assessment of its projects and facilities in Florida impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Corps has also reduced flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-16

Corps completes initial dike inspection; resumes locking operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District found no areas of concern during initial, post-Hurricane Matthew inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. Operations have also resumed at the five navigation locks on the Okeechobee Waterway. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-16

Corps assesses impacts from Hurricane Matthew

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun its initial assessment of impacts from Hurricane Matthew to Lake Okeechobee and its beaches and ports projects in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-07-16

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue releases of water from Lake Okeechobee at the same rates the agency announced last week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) located on the southwest side of the lake. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-29-16

Corps awards contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract over the last 30 days to replace water control structures at Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on Friday (Sept. 16) for $27.7 million to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The contract calls for replacement of Culverts IP-1 (S-292) and IP-2 (S-290) along the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County northwest of the lake. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-16

Lake Okeechobee flows to increase

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries starting this weekend. Effective Friday (Sept. 23), the Corps will increase flows to the Caloosahatchee with a target of 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) located on the southwest side of the lake. The new target flow for the St. Lucie is 1,800 cfs measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-16

Flows from Lake Okeechobee increased

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee over the next week. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-16

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
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