• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers to plant trees at W.P. Franklin Recreation Area on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24

    ALVA, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District invites the public to participate in a day of service at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam Recreation Area near Alva on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. Activities include planting close to 3,000 native trees to reforest open land, provide habitat restoration and educational opportunities for the local community. “We welcome volunteers of all ages to help us plant trees in an effort to reforest roughly 8.5 acres of land to create a natural Hardwood Hammock habitat at the W.P. Franklin Recreation Area as part of our Engineering with Nature Program,” said Col. James Booth, Jacksonville District Commander. This is the first of several opportunities that will be available to members of the local community who would like to volunteer to plant and restore native canopy and understory plants and grasses in an open area at the W.P. Franklin Recreation Area.”
  • USACE changes target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee to Zero

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will change target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, September 10, as lake levels continue to recede during the wet season and entered the Water Shortage Management Band this week.
  • Corps requests public scoping comments on a temporary deviation from the Lake Kissimmee Interim Regulation Schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District requests public scoping comments on the proposed temporary deviation to the current Lake Kissimmee, Hatchineha and Cypress Interim regulation schedule. Scoping comments are due October 7.
  • Corps awards contract for Big Fishweir aquatic environment restoration project

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a contract Aug. 26, 2022, to execute an aquatic ecosystem restoration project at Big Fishweir Creek. Big Fishweir Creek is an urban tributary of the St. Johns River, running approximately four miles south of downtown Jacksonville. It enters the St. Johns River, a designated American Heritage River, just north of the Ortega River.
  • Lake Okeechobee releases planned for Sediment Study on August 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a minor deviation Tuesday, August 23 that will release water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
  • USACE announces BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on August 31

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for the Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (BBSEER) Project Study on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • USACE announces public comment on proposed seepage barrier wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area as part of the Central Everglades Planning Project (New Water Phase)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction of a 5-mile-long seepage barrier wall in the L-357W levee at the 8.5 Square Mile Area (8.5 SMA), Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Corps is also evaluating a request from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to modify the Modified Waters Deliveries to Everglades National Park Federal Civil Works project pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 408 to construct the 5-mile-long seepage barrier wall in the 8.5 SMA. Improved seepage management would allow for greater operational flexibility of the Central and Southern Florida Project. Comments are due September 12, 2022. Review the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed FONSI at: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Section-408/Section-408-85-SMA-Seepage-Barrier-Wall/
  • USACE slightly reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will slightly reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, August 13, as lake levels remain steady well into the wet season. The releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary will target a pulse release at a 7-day average of 457 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). This is a reduction from the 650 cfs targeted pulse release that has been in effect since July 30.
  • USACE further reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, July 30, as lake levels remain steady due to drier conditions and local basin runoff has been adequate to maintain salinity levels in the estuary.
  • USACE invites partners, stakeholders, and the public to educational webinars and Listening Sessions about the Integrated Delivery Schedule for Everglades Restoration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites our partners, the public and stakeholders to join us for two virtual Integrated Delivery Schedule educational webinars and Stakeholder Listening Sessions on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 3 p.m. and Friday, August 19, 2022 at 3 p.m.