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April, 2015


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

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