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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

Mile Point construction starts in January; boaters beware

Starting in January 2016 and continuing through November 2016, Manson Construction Co. will construct the Mile Point Training Wall Reconfiguration Project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This project will reroute the navigable waters in the Chicopit Bay and the Inter-Coastal Waterway system. [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-15

Corps maintains status quo on discharges from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district will continue water management operations at Lake Okeechobee at the same target flows for the next two weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-15

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

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rate

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin another seven-day pulse release of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers on Friday. The Corps doesn’t plan to release water from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Dec-17-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase the amount of water being released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary to an average of 1,500 cfs as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers starting Friday (Dec. 11). [Read More]
Published: Dec-10-15

Corps of Engineers announces Miami Harbor project successes

Jacksonville, Fla. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announces the official construction completion on the Miami Harbor Deepening and Widening Project, the first major port deepening to a 50-feet depth in the southeastern United States. Along with deepening, which was finished in September, mitigation construction is also completed. Recent monitoring shows the mitigation features are functioning successfully. “We are pleased at the success of the mitigation features,” said the Corps’ Jacksonville District Commander, Col. Jason A. Kirk. “The features include nearly 17 acres of seagrass and 12 acres of artificial reef.” [Read More]
Published: Dec-03-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee to an average of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps doesn’t plan to release water from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart at this time. [Read More]
Published: Dec-03-15

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

The Jacksonville District of the 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: Nov-24-15
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