The Multi Project Branch is responsible for oversight of the Jacksonville District’s operation and maintenance for navigation locks, water supply systems, flood control structures, recreation, and environmental stewardship programs. This includes operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Okeechobee Waterway, Central and Southern Florida project, project condition surveys, inspection of completed flood control works, and scheduling of reservoirs. The Multi Project Branch is also responsible for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program. The branch also serves as the District’s interface with the South Florida Operations Office.
In addition to operations and maintenance, the Multi Project Branch is responsible for review and evaluation of project plans to establish overall project priorities, procedures, and short and long-range goals. The branch serves as a contact and dissemination point for commercial statistics on waterborne commerce in accordance with the Performance Monitoring System.
The Multi Project Branch supports the Hydrographic Survey Branch by preparing technical specifications for all navigation electronics equipment, District floating plant, airboats, small craft, and other work tools throughout the District.
Future responsibilities will expand to include coordination of O&M requirements as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), including projects such as Seminole Big Cypress, C-111, Indian River Lagoon South, and Everglade Agricultural Area Storage Reservoirs.