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Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee for the first time since releases were initiated following Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Nov. 17), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be set to 6,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77). The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 2,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-17

Corps continues to address water challenges in south Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander for south Florida, Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, told local elected officials this morning the agency continues to work through water management challenges in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17

Corps to resume flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will resume flows from Lake Okeechobee in an effort to stem the rise in water level resulting from Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Sept. 15), the Corps will release as much water as practical through the spillway at Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308) located on the east side of the lake. The Corps will initiate flows from the Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary as soon as capacity exists downstream. [Read More]
Published: Sep-14-17

Corps continues prepping for Irma; issues guidance to boaters and campers

As Hurricane Irma approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-17

Corps to release water from Lake Okeechobee in advance of Irma

As Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Atlantic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun a pre-storm drawdown that includes water releases from Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-17

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

Corps adjusts flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has adjusted the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (May 19) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 375 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is being released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has further reduced the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (April 14) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-17

Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District started a new seven-day pulse release today (March 31) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-31-17

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
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