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Corps announces relocation of Antilles office to Angel Ramos Foundation Annex-Building

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced today that its Antilles Area Office, currently located at 400 Fernandez Juncos, will temporarily relocate to the Angel Ramos Foundation-Annex Building, 383 FD Roosevelt Ave., San Juan, PR, 00917. The Corps executed up to a 5-year lease, and plans to occupy the new space in early August 2015. [Read More]
Published: May-27-15

Corps suspends swimming activities at Franklin Recreation Area

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has temporarily suspended swimming and other water activities at the W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area located near Fort Myers. The Corps was notified this afternoon by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that an algal bloom upstream of the beach had tested positive for microcystin, a substance produced by freshwater cyanobacteria. Tests of water in the immediate vicinity of the beach were negative. However, the Corps has decided to suspend water activities at the beach until further notice. [Read More]
Published: May-22-15

Corps encourages safe boating during Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is reminding boaters to wear life jackets while enjoying time with friends and family over the upcoming holiday weekend. “On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket,” said Adam Tarplee, Jacksonville District Natural Resource Program Manager. “Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.” [Read More]
Published: May-22-15

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries over the coming week. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 200 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: May-21-15

Corps to reduce flows to St. Lucie; no change to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 700 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is unchanged at a seven-day average of 2,000 cfs as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: May-14-15

Lake Okeechobee discharges to continue at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes to releases currently taking place at Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: May-07-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary and resume releases to the St. Lucie Estuary as part of its effort to manage water levels. [Read More]
Published: Apr-30-15

Corps continues with suspension of releases to St. Lucie Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue to hold water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary until Friday as additional information is collected on an algal bloom on the east side of the lake. A pulse release that was scheduled to begin Friday (April 23) was suspended to allow state teams to test the algal bloom reported near the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308). [Read More]
Published: Apr-27-15

Corps to close portion of Lake O Scenic Trail near Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) near Okeechobee as part of rehabilitation activities on the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding the lake. The Corps will close about 3 miles of the trail between Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough. The closures are necessary for public safety while work on the replacement of a nearby water control structure (Culvert 8) takes place. The trail is expected to be closed in this location from Monday (April 27) until mid-May. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-15

Corps of Engineers announces Mile Point contract award

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a Mile Point Training Wall Reconfiguration contract today to Manson Construction Company of Seattle, Wash., for $39,520,500. The project will help improve navigation on the St. Johns River, increasing commerce efficiencies. Added project benefits include restoring local, historic channel flow and increasing marsh habitat by up to 34 acres more than the mitigation requirement. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-15
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