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April, 2016


Corps of Engineers hosts St. Lucie County shoreline study meeting, comments welcome on draft study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to comment on the St. Lucie County Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. A public comment period starts Monday, May 2, and ends June 17, 2016. The Corps and St. Lucie County will host a meeting June 2 at Jensen Beach. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-16

Corps announces another reduction in flows from Lake Okeechobee

For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is a seven-day average of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Apr-28-16

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will make an additional reduction in flows from Lake Okeechobee beginning this weekend. The new average target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The new average target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 950 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Apr-21-16

Mile Point: New flow-way open to boaters

A new flow-way is now open in Chicopit Bay on the St. Johns River, and boaters there are helping the Mile Point construction crew by remaining alert in the busy construction area. Restoring the historical flow-way in Chicopit Bay and its connection to the Intracoastal Waterway system is necessary for the Mile Point project, which will improve vessel navigation on the St. Johns River. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues public notice for proposed intercity passenger rail project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District has issued a public notice in relation to an application for a Department of Army permit, submitted by All Aboard Florida – Operations, LLC., Coral Gables, FL. Comments will be accepted through May 2, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Apr-12-16

Corps finalizes environmental assessment on sand sources for Miami-Dade beach renourishments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has concluded that the proposed use of alternative sand sources throughout the remaining period of federal participation in the Dade County, Florida Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project will cause no significant impacts to the environment. [Read More]
Published: Apr-05-16

Mile Point construction moves forward; marsh waterways to close

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asks the public to use extra caution in the waterways and on land features within the Mile Point construction area on the St. Johns River. The construction zone contains a variety of vessels, including large barges and a dredge with pipelines, in the Chicopit Bay area and Intracoastal Waterway, and crews are also operating heavy equipment at Helen Cooper Floyd Park. These areas are restricted to construction personnel only due public safety concerns. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-16