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U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay dredging and Fernandina Beach renourishment starts soon

Nassau County residents and visitors will begin seeing construction equipment and dredging pipes on Fernandina Beach around November 1 in preparation for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and sand placement at Fernandina Beach and Fort Clinch State Park - which will get underway in December and will last for approximately three months. [Read More]
Published: Oct-16-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts scoping meeting for Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meetings for the Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Study. The meetings will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at Cruise Terminal F on Port Miami, 1103 North Cruise Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33132 (complimentary parking in Lot G). The first meeting will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the second meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. The information at both meetings will be the same. [Read More]
Published: Oct-12-18

Corps of Engineers announces emergency permitting procedures following Hurricane Michael

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced it received authority to issue alternative/emergency permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from Hurricane Michael. [Read More]
Published: Oct-11-18

Corps transitions to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will transition to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Friday, October 5. “Drier conditions have meant we’ve been able to move water off the lake, and make it possible to reduce flows to the estuaries,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. “That includes a zero flow target for the St. Lucie, and a gradual transition down to 1,000 cubic feet per second for the Caloosahatchee over the next three weeks.” [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-18

Tampa Harbor channel maintenance benefits navigation and Egmont Key

Historic Egmont Key will soon receive critical sand thanks to maintenance on the Tampa Harbor channel. The small island has experienced large-scale erosion and structural damage on its western shoreline. [Read More]
Published: Sep-28-18

Corps awards contract for Tampa Harbor Big Bend Navigation Improvement Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $47,901,600 contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Docks Company for the Tampa Harbor Big Bend Navigation Improvement Project. The contract award is for the base contract, with opportunity to award Options A and B at a later date. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-18

Corps awards second Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces awarding the second Jacksonville Harbor Deepening contract (Contract B) to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, of Oak Brook, Illinois. The Corps awarded the base contract Sept. 24 in the amount of $113,167,400 with a total contract value of $209,813,750. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-18

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

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $9.8 million contract to Manson Construction Company for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay Entrance Channel. In addition, the Dutra Group will return to complete sand placement at Fernandina Beach around the December timeframe. [Read More]
Published: Sep-17-18

Corps monitoring tropics, maintains flow schedule from Lake O

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District maintains the current flow schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee. “We are closely monitoring tropical activity, including multiple storms in the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean. If conditions change, we are ready to reevaluate the situation,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts community meeting for Big Fishweir Creek project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a community meeting Thursday, September 20 at Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32205. A poster session/meet and greet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. The public will have an opportunity for comment after the presentation. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-18
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