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Corps temporarily extends operating hours at navigation locks

As Tropical Storm Erika approaches Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-15

Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District prepares for Erika

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-15

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: Aug-20-15

Munitions found near Vero Beach, removal scheduled for August 20-21

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors discovered 11 munitions with a potential explosive hazard in Indian River County, south of Vero Beach. This week contractors will lift the items from the sea bed and will transport them approximately one mile offshore to a designated disposal area for future underwater detonations [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-15

Jacksonville District comments on Notice of Intent to Sue

Jacksonville, Fla. -- “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District fully considered all comments on the Jacksonville Harbor Project during the study planning phase. This congressionally authorized project was extensively studied and modeled, and rigorously peer-reviewed by internal and external experts. Based on certified Corps of Engineers models and other relevant information, deepening the St. Johns River is projected to have a positive economic benefit and only minor environmental effects. We’re confident the risk of unforeseen environmental impact is extremely low, and we will monitor and reevaluate, if appropriate, as new information becomes available. In the meantime, we’ll continue to press forward with the pre-construction, engineering and design work.” ~ Project Manager Jason Harrah [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-15

Corps hosts Dade County shore protection public meetings in Miami Aug. 25, Hobe Sound Aug. 26 and Fort Pierce Sept. 2

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, invites the public to provide comments on the draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Identification of Alternative Sand Sources for the Remaining Period of Federal Participation, Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The Corps will host public meetings in Miami Aug. 25, Hobe Sound Aug. 26 and Fort Pierce Sept. 2. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-15

USACE recognizes Jax District Portugués Dam Project Team

The Jacksonville District’s Portugués Dam Project Team has won the USACE Dam Safety Team Award of Excellence for 2015. The team brought together experts from across the Corps, as well from the private sector, to design, review and build the thick-arch roller-compacted-concrete dam. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Jacksonville District salutes new PEs

Three engineers with the Jacksonville district, Jose Bilbao, Tony Ledford and Matthew Tibbs, recently achieved a major professional milestone, when they became licensed professional engineers. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Colonel Jason A. Kirk assumes command of Jacksonville District

Col. Jason A. Kirk assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District from Col. Alan M. Dodd on July 17 at a ceremony held at the Times-Union Center, Jacksonville, Florida. [Read More]
Published: Jul-23-15

Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations. [Read More]
Published: Jul-16-15
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