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March, 2015


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

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
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