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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 reopens “boat-in” docks at W.P. Franklin Campground

The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened four “boat-in” docks at the W.P Franklin North Campground on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers following the completion of structural repairs. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-15

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

Corps to change hours on Okeechobee Waterway locks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change the operating hours at the five locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at the beginning of April. The new operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with last lock through starting at 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-15

Corps proposes operations changes on Okeechobee Waterway locks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is seeking comment [Read More]
Published: Jan-14-15

Corps to close "Boat-In" docks at Franklin Campground for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will close docks at the W.P Franklin Campground near Fort Myers effective immediately due to structural concerns. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-14

Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions on lock [Read More]
Published: May-30-14

Corps announces operations changes at Moore Haven Lock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced changes in operations at the Moore Haven Lock that will take effect next week. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-13
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