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No change in flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee at the same rates it has used over the past month. The target flow to the Caloosahatchee is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps plans no releases from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-16

Corps to maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district has decided to continue releases of water from Lake Okeechobee at the same target flows for at least another week. The Corps will begin a seven-day pulse release from the lake starting Friday (Jan. 8). The target flow to the Caloosahatchee during this period is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Jan-07-16

Environmental report on proposed dike repairs available for review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released a draft environmental report for public review on its proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Dec-24-15

Corps maintains status quo on discharges from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district will continue water management operations at Lake Okeechobee at the same target flows for the next two weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-15

Corps issues reminder about Lake O Scenic Trail closures

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers undertakes repairs on the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee, agency officials are reminding hikers and bikers that major portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) remain closed. [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-15

Corps to make draft report available on dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to release a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an associated draft environmental impact statement to the public on Thursday (Dec. 24). The draft reports contain alternative solutions that outline a path forward toward completing ongoing rehabilitation of the dike. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-15

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rate

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin another seven-day pulse release of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers on Friday. The Corps doesn’t plan to release water from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Dec-17-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase the amount of water being released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary to an average of 1,500 cfs as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers starting Friday (Dec. 11). [Read More]
Published: Dec-10-15

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
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