US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Fact Sheets

  • Herbert Hoover Dike/Rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues work on Herbert Hoover Dike, the 143-mile structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Since 2001, the Corps has made a significant investment, over $870 million, in projects designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of the aging structure.
  • Everglades Restoration Fact Sheets

    The latest Everglades restoration fact sheets are available at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/EcosystemRestoration.aspx
  • Lake Okeechobee Releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated releases from Lake Okeechobee in May in an effort to control water levels as authorized under its water control plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). Since that time, a number of statements have been made that are inconsistent with the facts regarding the Corps’ water management activities.
  • NAVAL STATION MAYPORT | Channel Deepening Project

    Naval Station Mayport (NAVSTA) is located in northern Florida, east of Jacksonville, along the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. NAVSTA Mayport maintains and operates facilities which provide support to the operations of deploying Navy ships, aviation units, and staff; both home-based and transient. It also provides logistics support for operating forces, dependent activities, and other commands as assigned. Under the guidance of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), NAVSTA Mayport was directed to prepare its facilities to support homeport surface ships and personnel. To meet these requirements, the Navy partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accomplish a portion of this task.
  • MIAMI HARBOR | Phase III Dredging Project

    The Port of Miami is situated in the Biscayne Bay, which is home to many protected, threatened and endangered species including the Florida manatee, sea turtle species and bottlenose dolphins, in addition to numerous important recreational and commercial fish species. Terrestrial and marine habitats surrounding the Port include beaches, mangroves, seagrass beds and hardbottom and reef communities. As such, the Miami Harbor Deepening Project has been closely coordinated with resource agencies, stakeholders and members of our surrounding community during the planning process. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Miami are committed to working with all parties to ensure environmental resources are protected, and to monitoring prior, during and after the dredging takes place.
  • MANATEE PASS GATES PROJECT | Moore Haven Lock

    The Manatee Pass Gates project received authorization in the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1994. The project is located in southeast Florida at selected Okeechobee Waterway and Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) project navigation locks and water control structures located in areas within West Indian manatee habitat. The federal government listed the West Indian manatee as an endangered species in 1967, and actively began protecting the manatee under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. To this day, the manatee remains on the endangered species list.
  • LAKE OKEECHOBEE / Water Management

    Lake Okeechobee is the nation’s second largest freshwater lake and the largest lake in Florida. It is the heart of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades system. The lake provides drinking water for surrounding communities serves as a source of irrigation for a $1.5 billion-a-year agricultural industry that produces sugar cane, winter vegetables, citrus and rice. The lake also serves as a source of water for navigation, recreation and for estuaries. Before south Florida was settled, Lake Okeechobee water levels were controlled by natural conditions and events such as rainfall, runoff from the Kissimmee River, evaporation, and outflows south into the Everglades. As the population of south Florida grew and agricultural communities began to thrive, the State of Florida and the Army Corps of Engineers constructed an array of projects to control the lake’s elevation. In the end, the lake was surrounded by a massive earthen berm, the Herbert Hoover Dike.
  • JACKSONVILLE HARBOR | Deepening Study

    Jacksonville Harbor consists of 27 river miles starting at the mouth of the St. Johns River where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The harbor is an increasingly attractive port to call due to its location relative to the Panama Canal; as well as its access to extensive intermodal connections including rail, water, and highway facilities. In addition, more than 50 million consumers are within an eight-hour truck drive of Jacksonville Harbor marine terminals.
  • TEN MILE CREEK | Water Preserve Area

    The Ten Mile Creek Water Preserve Area (WPA) is an above-ground reservoir with a stormwater area (STA), located in St. Lucie County near Fort Pierce, and is intended to improve the health of the St. Lucie Estuary.
  • Miami Harbor - Phase III Dredging Project

    The Port of Miami is situated in the Biscayne Bay, which is home to many protected, threatened and endangered species including the Florida manatee, sea turtle species and bottlenose dolphins, in addition to numerous important recreational and commercial fish species. Terrestrial and marine habitats surrounding the Port include beaches, mangroves, seagrass beds and hardbottom and reef communities. As such, the Miami Harbor Deepening Project has been closely coordinated with resource agencies, stakeholders and members of our surrounding community during the planning process. The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Miami are committed to working with all parties to ensure environmental resources are protected, and to monitoring prior, during and after the dredging takes place.