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Corps adjusts flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has adjusted the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (May 19) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 375 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is being released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

Time running out for Sand Key property owners to provide easements for beach nourishment

Time is running out for property owners to provide easements in the affected areas of the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project Sand Key Segment. Owners in the affected areas and individual parcels have until June 2 to provide the perpetual storm damage reduction easements to Pinellas County, otherwise these areas will be bypassed completely. [Read More]
Published: May-22-17

Corps posts Miami Harbor channel-side assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the release and posting of the Miami Harbor Deepening Project one-year post-construction assessment for hard-bottom middle and outer reef benthic communities. The report includes data relevant to an assessment of temporary and permanent project effects at channel-side sites as per the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) permit conditions for construction. [Read More]
Published: May-17-17

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

The Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming due to concerns about water quality. The beach remains open for sunbathing and recreational activities other than swimming. [Read More]
Published: May-04-17

UPDATE - Vilano Beach receives much needed sand

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging project is placing sand on critically eroded areas of Vilano Beach; however, the project will not cover as much of the beach as originally anticipated. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-17

Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has further reduced the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (April 14) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-17

Vilano Beach receives much needed sand

Vilano Beach is receiving beach-compatible sand through the beneficial use of dredged material from navigation projects, helping to reduce vulnerabilities and improve coastal resiliency in a community north of the St. Augustine Inlet. A wider beach will help separate storm waves from upland structures and infrastructure. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-17

Ponce de Leon Inlet Dredging to begin April 11

Maintenance dredging of Ponce de Leon Inlet is scheduled to begin April 11 and provides an interim solution to sand deposited in the inlet by Hurricane Matthew. Dredging keeps the channel open for safe navigation for as long as possible through summer 2017. [Read More]
Published: Apr-03-17

Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District started a new seven-day pulse release today (March 31) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Mar-31-17

Duval County shore protection project restarts next week

Duval County beach residents and visitors will soon see more work on local beaches that will improve the coastal area’s resiliency and reduce risk to infrastructure. The project will reinitiate next week with the goal of restoring protection features prior to the start of hurricane season, June 1. [Read More]
Published: Mar-30-17
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