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Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will maintain flows at current rates from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries. Starting Friday October 26, the Corps will implement a 7 day average pulse release of 1,000 cfs as measured at the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79), which will continue until further notice. No flows are currently planned at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Additional runoff from rain in the local Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-18

Corps transitions to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will transition to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Friday, October 5. “Drier conditions have meant we’ve been able to move water off the lake, and make it possible to reduce flows to the estuaries,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. “That includes a zero flow target for the St. Lucie, and a gradual transition down to 1,000 cubic feet per second for the Caloosahatchee over the next three weeks.” [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-18

Corps monitoring tropics, maintains flow schedule from Lake O

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District maintains the current flow schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee. “We are closely monitoring tropical activity, including multiple storms in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. If conditions change, we are ready to reevaluate the situation,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-18

Corps reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces a reduced flow schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee, to take effect Friday, September 6, 2018. This decision will be in effect until further notice. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-18

USACE adjusts release schedule for Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has adjusted flows on the 14-day water release schedule from Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-18

Corps opens Ortona Lock for navigation following completion of maintenance repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed normal operations at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway, following completion of maintenance and repairs. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume normal operations as of Sunday, June 17, locking vessels on demand between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m., seven days a week. [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-18

Swimming beach open at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has reopened the swimming beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River. The swimming beach on the Caloosahatchee River near Olga was closed temporarily due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Recent test results indicate that the water quality at the swimming beach meets the safety criteria recommended by the Florida Department of Health and the area is safe for waders and swimmers. The public is welcome to enjoy the beach and many other amenities available at the recreation area. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-18

W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

The Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality. The beach remains open for sunbathing and recreational activities other than swimming. [Read More]
Published: Apr-17-18

Corps accepts public comment through March 31 regarding temporary lock closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will accept public comment through March 31 regarding the temporary closure of the Ortona Lock in scheduled for June. The Corps has been accepting public comments on the proposal to temporarily close the Ortona Lock along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for maintenance and repairs since the end of January. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-18

Corps maintains current flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee until further notice. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-18
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