US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

  • USACE releases draft report on Lake Okeechobee Watershed study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is accepting comments on the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). USACE proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. The proposed plan also calls for restoration of 5,300 acres of wetlands in the area. The draft document was released for review today (July 6). USACE will accept comments through August 20.
  • $3.348 billion in recovery funds go toward reducing flood risk in Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    The Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion today for long term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funding will go towards 13 studies, and 19 construction projects that will reduce risk to communities damaged by storm events.
  • Corps to raise water level in Tamiami Trail canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has taken several steps over the weekend to address high water levels in conservation areas west of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. On Sunday (July 1), the Corps raised the maximum allowable level in the L-29 Canal to elevation 8.0 feet, a 0.5-foot increase from its current level. Raising the water level in this canal will increase flows under the one-mile Tamiami Trail bridge built by the Corps, and make it possible to move more water from Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) which sits north of the canal.
  • Corps to temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the coming days. Starting Friday (June 29), the target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to a 14-day average of 585 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains unchanged at a 14-day average 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers
  • Corps urges boaters to use caution in Kissimmee River Restoration Project area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is advising boaters to use extreme caution when navigating in the Kissimmee River Restoration Project Area near the C-38 Canal to the east of Hidden Acres Estates. Draft depths are extremely shallow in the area causing it to be non-navigable by most vessels.
  • Corps completes dredging for St. Augustine Beach renourishment project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced dredging work for the renourishment of the St. Johns County Shore Protection Project is now complete. Final tilling and beach work will continue through Thursday, and construction equipment located at Pope Road will be removed by June 26.
  • USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the weekend. Starting Friday (June 22), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to a seven-day average of 1,170 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to dredge problematic shoal on Intracoastal Waterway in Martin County

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge a problematic shoal located within the Crossroads reach of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) in Martin County starting this week and ending work in mid-July.
  • Corps awards Intracoastal Waterway, Ponce de Leon Inlet dredging contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract for portions of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County June 15. The Corps awarded the $8.55 million contract to Cavache, Inc. of Pompano Beach Florida. Consolidating these dredging projects is anticipated to result in a cost savings of $1.5 million.
  • Corps opens Ortona Lock for navigation following completion of maintenance repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed normal operations at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway, following completion of maintenance and repairs. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume normal operations as of Sunday, June 17, locking vessels on demand between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.