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Corps continues daily inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike

Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continue to report no significant issues of concern following inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-17

Corps updates inspection results of Herbert Hoover Dike

Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District report no significant issues of concern following their most recent inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-13-17

Corps announces inspection results of Herbert Hoover Dike

Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District have no significant issues of concern following their most recent inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-06-17

Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on Lake Okeechobee that the low water level is now creating hazardous navigation conditions. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation on Thursday (May 25), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Routes 1 and 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Route 1 goes directly across the lake, while Route 2 runs along the southern edge of the lake through Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, and Clewiston. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

Bridge maintenance impacts boaters on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is alerting boaters of a route closure that will impact travel along the southern part of Lake Okeechobee. The Corps learned today that crews from Palm Beach County will conduct emergency maintenance on the Torrey Island Bridge which crosses Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 near Belle Glade. While the repairs are underway, crews will suspend operations of the swinging bridge, effectively closing the route to most vessels. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-17

Corps completes pre-storm dike inspection

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District completed an inspection today of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in advance of potential impacts from Hurricane Matthew, currently making its way through the Caribbean. Staff with the Corps' South Florida Operations Office in Clewiston identified no new issues or areas of concern. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-16

Corps to host public meetings on dike rehabilitation plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host three meetings in January in communities around Lake Okeechobee to discuss a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an associated environmental impact statement regarding rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps released the report on December 24 for public review and comment. The draft document contains alternative solutions that outline a path forward toward completing ongoing rehabilitation of the dike. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-16

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 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
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