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Corps accepts public comment through March 31 regarding temporary lock closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will accept public comment through March 31 regarding the temporary closure of the Ortona Lock in scheduled for June. The Corps has been accepting public comments on the proposal to temporarily close the Ortona Lock along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for maintenance and repairs since the end of January. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-18

Public invited to Pinellas County beach renourishment meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and representatives from Pinellas County will host a public meeting on the Pinellas County Beach renourishment project Wednesday, March 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Indian Shores Municipal Facility. [Read More]
Published: Mar-16-18

Corps awards contract for U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and Blount Island dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $7,017,000.00 contract to Southern Dredging Co. Inc. of Charleston, South Carolina, for the maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay, Georgia, and Marine Corps Support Facility – Blount Island, Florida. [Read More]
Published: Mar-06-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extends expedited emergency permitting procedures in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District extended expedited emergency permitting procedures in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support the continued recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. These alternative procedures remain in effect until June 21, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-18

USACE awards seepage barrier contract as part of dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to construct several miles of seepage barrier at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of its ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-18

Fight invasive species at 12th Annual First Coast Air Potato (and other invasive plants) Roundup March 3

First Coast residents can fight invasive species by participating in the 12th Annual First Coast Air Potato (and other invasive plants) Roundup Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. – noon in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area. The Invasive Species Management Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and partners at the First Coast Invasive Working Group host the event to celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-18

Jacksonville Harbor deepening project underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is pleased to announce that the Jacksonville Harbor deepening project is officially underway as contractors began dredging Contract “A” - the first of multiple construction contracts that will deepen the existing federal navigation channel from 40 to 47 feet. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-18

Brevard County Shore Protection Project underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday the Brevard County Shore Protection Project is underway. The project will renourish approximately 13.4 miles of shoreline using 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Canaveral Shoals Borrow Area II. Contractors will place sand on the North Reach (9.6 miles) and South Reach (3.8 miles). The North Reach is from Cape Canaveral through Cocoa Beach south to the northern end of Patrick Air Force Base. The South Reach includes the towns of Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-18

Corps opens public comment period and hosts scoping meetings for Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District opened a public comment period to gather information to define issues and concerns associated with the operations and maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), including those related to placement locations for dredged material. [Read More]
Published: Jan-17-18
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