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July, 2016


Flows from Lake Okeechobee remain unchanged

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans no changes in water discharges from Lake Okeechobee over the next week. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-16

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 a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will remain unchanged at a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee or the St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed targets. [Read More]
Published: Jul-21-16

Public meeting scheduled for Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be hosting a public meeting to discuss and seek input on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project. Interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged to attend the meeting to provide comments and ask questions. [Read More]
Published: Jul-20-16

Corps to further reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will further reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee beginning this weekend. Starting Friday (July 15), the new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee or the St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed targets. [Read More]
Published: Jul-14-16

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