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August, 2015


Corps temporarily extends operating hours at navigation locks

As Tropical Storm Erika approaches Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-15

Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District prepares for Erika

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-15

W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality. The beach remains open for sunbathing and recreational activities other than swimming. [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-15

Munitions found near Vero Beach, removal scheduled for August 20-21

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors discovered 11 munitions with a potential explosive hazard in Indian River County, south of Vero Beach. This week contractors will lift the items from the sea bed and will transport them approximately one mile offshore to a designated disposal area for future underwater detonations [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-15

Jacksonville District comments on Notice of Intent to Sue

Jacksonville, Fla. -- “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District fully considered all comments on the Jacksonville Harbor Project during the study planning phase. This congressionally authorized project was extensively studied and modeled, and rigorously peer-reviewed by internal and external experts. Based on certified Corps of Engineers models and other relevant information, deepening the St. Johns River is projected to have a positive economic benefit and only minor environmental effects. We’re confident the risk of unforeseen environmental impact is extremely low, and we will monitor and reevaluate, if appropriate, as new information becomes available. In the meantime, we’ll continue to press forward with the pre-construction, engineering and design work.” ~ Project Manager Jason Harrah [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-15