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May, 2017

Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on Lake Okeechobee that the low water level is now creating hazardous navigation conditions. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation on Thursday (May 25), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Routes 1 and 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Route 1 goes directly across the lake, while Route 2 runs along the southern edge of the lake through Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, and Clewiston. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

Play it safe while enjoying America’s waterways

Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

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