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Corps to temporarily suspend flows to St. Lucie

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary in response to concerns about an algal bloom on the east side of the lake. The suspension takes effect immediately to allow state teams to test the algal bloom which has been reported near the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308). However, runoff from rain that collects in the St. Lucie Canal will still be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-15

Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee as part of its ongoing effort to manage water levels. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 300 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-15

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

With levels in Lake Okeechobee falling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced additional reductions in water releases over the next week. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary over the next week. [Read More]
Published: Apr-09-15

Corps to suspend flows to St. Lucie; reduce flows to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee to the east over the coming days to support a science research project in Martin County and will reduce flows to the west to address salinity conditions in the upper Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: Apr-02-15

Corps invites comment on Lido Key Beach sand source draft environmental assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the availability of the draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Draft Environmental Assessment of additional sand sources for the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in Sarasota County. The Corps’ preferred alternative includes the use of material from the Big Sarasota Pass ebb shoal for placement on 2.4 miles of Lido Beach shoreline. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-15

Army Corps of Engineers announces park closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the closure of Helen Cooper Floyd Park during the construction of the Mile Point Navigation Project. Located near Mayport, the park will contain construction activity and also be used as an equipment staging area throughout project operations. The closure is effective Apr. 1 through construction completion in the winter of 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-15

Corps to adjust Lake Okeechobee flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans a further reduction in flows over the next week from Lake Okeechobee. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (March 27). The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 500 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 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-15

Corps to change hours on Okeechobee Waterway locks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change the operating hours at the five locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at the beginning of April. The new operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with last lock through starting at 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-15

Jacksonville District Celebrates Engineer Career Day 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. – More than 100 high school students and teachers from 11 public and private schools in northeast Florida attended the annual Engineering Career Day event, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District on Feb. 27. This day-long event has been co-sponsored with the Society of American Engineers (SAME) Jacksonville Post for the past 13 years. [Read More]
Published: Mar-20-15
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