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Corps completes initial dike inspection; resumes locking operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District found no areas of concern during initial, post-Hurricane Matthew inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. Operations have also resumed at the five navigation locks on the Okeechobee Waterway. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-16

Corps assesses impacts from Hurricane Matthew

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun its initial assessment of impacts from Hurricane Matthew to Lake Okeechobee and its beaches and ports projects in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-07-16

Corps completes pre-storm dike inspection

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District completed an inspection today of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in advance of potential impacts from Hurricane Matthew, currently making its way through the Caribbean. Staff with the Corps' South Florida Operations Office in Clewiston identified no new issues or areas of concern. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-16

Corps prepares for Matthew; issues guidance to boaters & campers

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way through the Caribbean islands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-16

Corps awards contract for Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded a construction contract that will help to restore critical water flow to Biscayne Bay as part of its ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades. The Corps awarded the construction contract for the L-31E Flow Way Culverts 712A and 712B to Sweat, LLC from Orange Park, Florida on Wednesday (Sept. 28) for $777,572. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-16

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue releases of water from Lake Okeechobee at the same rates the agency announced last week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains at 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) located on the southwest side of the lake. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary remains at 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-29-16

Corps awards contract for C-111 South Dade

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded one of the two remaining construction contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County, Fla. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-16

Corps awards contract for dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract over the last 30 days to replace water control structures at Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on Friday (Sept. 16) for $27.7 million to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The contract calls for replacement of Culverts IP-1 (S-292) and IP-2 (S-290) along the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County northwest of the lake. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-16

Lake Okeechobee flows to increase

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries starting this weekend. Effective Friday (Sept. 23), the Corps will increase flows to the Caloosahatchee with a target of 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) located on the southwest side of the lake. The new target flow for the St. Lucie is 1,800 cfs measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-16

Duval County shore protection project starts this weekend

Duval County beach residents and visitors will see work start on local beaches this weekend that will improve the coastal area’s resiliency and reduce risk to infrastructure. The Duval County Shore Protection Project will place sand on seven miles of eroded beaches, including Jacksonville, Neptune and a portion of Atlantic Beach. [Read More]
Published: Sep-16-16
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