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Jacksonville District commander talks about south Florida programs

Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, talked with reporters this afternoon about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program. [Read More]
Published: Mar-14-17

Corps reduces water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee as a result of falling lake levels, drier conditions and an improving precipitation forecast. [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-13

Corps increases water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has increased the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River. The new target flow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. There are no target releases for the St. Lucie Estuary, although runoff from the St. Lucie Canal will continue to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as needed. [Read More]
Published: Feb-07-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduces Lake Okeechobee water releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will reduce discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resumes water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed water releases from Lake Okeechobee, after a brief suspension of the discharges for Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers temporarily suspends water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has temporarily suspended water releases from Lake Okeechobee as part of its preparations for impacts from Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced plans to increase the water releases from Lake Okeechobee as part of its efforts to manage the rising lake level. [Read More]
Published: Oct-03-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will begin releasing water from Lake Okeechobee as part of efforts to manage the rising lake level. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-12

Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will conduct another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of efforts to improve environmental conditions in the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-12

Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of ongoing efforts to reduce salinity (saltwater content) in the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: Jul-05-12
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