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No change in flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to maintain water discharges from Lake Okeechobee at current rates. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains unchanged at 3,000 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 a seven-day average of 1,170 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jul-07-16

Corps announces public meeting for Miami Beach erosional Hotspots beach renourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miami-Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management and the City of Miami Beach will host a public meeting July 12 for the Miami Beach erosional Hotspots beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-16

Lightning strike affects operations at Canaveral Lock

A weekend lightning strike at Canaveral Lock will affect boating operations for the early part of this week. Operators with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be operating the lock on a restricted schedule. Locking operations will be conducted at the top of every hour between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the structure, located between the Banana River and Port Canaveral’s west turning basin along Florida’s Space Coast. The Corps advises boaters to plan for potential delays over the next three days, while repairs continue. [Read More]
Published: Jul-04-16

Boaters stay alert: Fort Myers channel dredging in progress

Maintenance dredging of the Fort Myers Beach Harbor in Lee County is currently in progress and boaters are asked to use caution in the area. Operations in the federal navigation channel near Bowditch Point started June 28 and will continue through early August. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-16

Corps awards contract for Miami Beach erosional Hotspots beach renourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on June 30 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, of Lake Worth, Florida, for $11,889,480.65, for the Miami Beach Hotspots beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-16

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee beginning this weekend. Starting Friday (July 1), the Corps will begin a pulse release with a new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) averaged over seven days as measured at Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located in the southwest part of the lake. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,170 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-16

Corps of Engineers awards Gordon Pass dredging contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract June 24 for the Naples to Big Marco, Gordon Pass located in Collier County. The federal channel is about 4.5 miles long and has an authorized depth of 12 feet. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-16

Corps awards Duval County shore protection contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a Duval County Shore Protection construction contract June 28 to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois, for $13,572,170. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-16

Corps to maintain flows from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue discharges from Lake Okeechobee at the current rates that have been in place since late May. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains unchanged 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: Jun-23-16

Environmental report on proposed shoreline stabilization projects available for review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking comments for the next 30 days on an environmental impact statement report for two shoreline stabilization projects proposed by the Town of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. [Read More]
Published: Jun-20-16
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