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Port Everglades reports out for public, agency review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the release of the Port Everglades Feasibility Study and Final Environmental Impact Statement for public, state and agency review and comments. The study and report will be available for review and comment during a 30-day period that starts Friday, Mar. 20. [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-15

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 help offset impacts to the saltwater-freshwater mix to the St. Lucie Estuary. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (March 20). The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 730 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-19-15

Fort Pierce recovery starts 24-hour operations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say the recovery team will start 24-hour operations to remove the sunken barge in the Force Pierce inlet. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-15

Fort Pierce barge recovery operations

Choppy and high seas today and anticipated tomorrow are preventing wreck recovery efforts at the Fort Pierce inlet, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-15

Corps to close boat ramps at W.P. Franklin Recreation Areas for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will temporarily close two boat ramps on the Caloosahatchee River at the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam near Alva, Florida, for repairs. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-15

Environmental report on proposed dike repairs available for review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released an environmental report for public review on its proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike surround Lake Okeechobee. The report, known as an environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact focuses on a Corps proposal to extend embankment repairs in a six-mile area between Lake Harbor and Belle Glade on the south side of the lake. The document will be available for a 60-day review, with comments accepted until May 10. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-15

Lake Okeechobee discharges to continue at current rates

The Corps plans to begin another seven-day pulse release from the lake tomorrow (March 12). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee during this period is unchanged at an average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target flow to the St. Lucie is also unchanged at 950 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-15

Fort Pierce recovery and salvage operation update

Recovery and salvage operations continue in Fort Pierce today as a result of a barge that sank in the inlet Feb. 24. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District officials say operations will likely last through the rest of the week to remove the wreck and its debris field, which are limiting navigation in the Federal channel. [Read More]
Published: Mar-09-15

Corps seeks public input on permits for lake restoration activities throughout Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is seeking input on four permit requests from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to conduct routine restoration activities on 83 lakes and water bodies throughout Florida. [Read More]
Published: Mar-09-15

Venice Beach renourishment to resume

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates sand placement on Venice Beach to tentatively resume Mar. 8-9, weather permitting. The shore protection project was temporarily delayed by a mechanical problem Feb. 15 that caused the shutdown of dredging operations. [Read More]
Published: Mar-09-15
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