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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

Corps to reduce flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will make a slight reduction in flows for its next pulse release to the Caloosahatchee Estuary scheduled to begin tomorrow. The Corps announced today the new target for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will average 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) over the next 14 days as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-15

Corps to begin Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to initiate a seven-day pulse release tomorrow (Oct. 23). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be an average of 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Oct-22-15

Corps awards second contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract in the last two weeks to replace water control structures within Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen dam surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-15

Water safety is important year-round

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation, reminds everyone that water safety is a concern for all seasons. Taking water safety precautions saves lives. [Read More]
Published: Sep-23-15

Corps awards contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to replace a water control structure within Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-15

Corps awards Indian River Lagoon-South construction contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded a construction contract for the reservoir component of the Indian River Lagoon-South’s C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-15

Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District prepares for Erika

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-15

Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations. [Read More]
Published: Jul-16-15

Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee, effective immediately. Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet. [Read More]
Published: Jun-22-15
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