• USACE seeks comments on LOSOM Draft NEPA documents

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Comments are due Monday, September 12, 2022. The draft documents and instructions on how to provide comments are available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM.
  • USACE signs Project Partnership Agreement for Caño Matín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a Ceremonial Signing for the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to start construction of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project. The event was held on July 26,2022 at the Area Recreativa Jose Pepe Diaz (Pepe Díaz Trail Park), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Public comment sought for definition of Economically Disadvantaged Community in relation to Section 160 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020

    The U.S. Department of the Army, Civil Works, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is seeking public comment as it undertakes an effort to modernize the USACE Civil Works program through a number of related policy initiatives.
  • News Release: USACE announces BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on July 27

    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, July 27, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Corps to host meeting with landowners for the Western Everglades Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the South Florida Water Management District will host a follow-up meeting with interested landowners regarding the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) on August 10, 2022.
  • USACE reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, July 9, as lake levels remain steady and local basin runoff has been adequate to maintain salinity levels in the estuary. The releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary will target a pulse release at a 7-day average of 750 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). This is a reduction from the 1,000 cfs targeted pulse release that has been in effect since April 30.
  • USACE announces Western Everglades Restoration Project Delivery Team Meeting on July 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) Virtual Project Delivery Team Meeting via WebEx scheduled for Thursday, July 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • USACE announces BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on June 30

    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 Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m. “The purpose of this Project Delivery Team Meeting is to review model assumptions for the existing condition and future without project baselines prior to completing development and modeling in the Regional Simulation Model. The model assumptions were developed by the Interagency Modeling Center in collaboration with the BBSEER plan formulation and model subteams. The existing condition and future without project baselines will be used to measure the performance of the alternative plans. BBSEER alternative plans are intended to restore freshwater flows to terrestrial and coastal wetlands in Biscayne Bay and the Southeastern Everglades,” said April Patterson, BBSEER Senior Project Manager. “We appreciate the continued engagement of the interagency Project Delivery Team and members of the public during the planning phase of this complex project. Your participation during our extended meetings and workshops, your input, local knowledge, expertise and shared data are absolutely critical to the development and success of this project.”
  • Lake Okeechobee releases planned for Sediment Study on June 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a minor deviation June 22 that will release water from the lake as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The releases will affect only the Julian Keen, Jr. Lock and Dam (S-77) as water is released to support the study.
  • USACE seeks comments on Third Revised Draft PIR and Supplemental EIS for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Third Revised Draft Project Implementation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/SEIS). Comments are due Monday, August 1, 2022. The report, along with information about the project and instructions on how to provide comments, can be found at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/