• USACE seeks comments on supplemental EA to incorporate L-67C backfill treatments into CEPP South Phase

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period for the supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for incorporation of backfill treatments constructed in the L-67C Canal associated with the Installation, Testing, and Monitoring of a Physical Model for the Water Conservation Area (WCA 3) Decompartmentalization and Sheetflow Enhancement Project, known as the “Decomp Physical Model” into the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) (South Phase). Comments are due Feb. 23, 2022.
  • Jacksonville District releases draft Environmental Assessment and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact for potential future dredging of additional offshore borrow areas for St. Johns County beach projects for public review and comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the publication for public review and comment of a draft Environmental Assessment and Notice of Availability of a proposed Finding of No Significant Impact in connection with potential future dredging of additional offshore borrow areas to support the St. Johns County, Florida, Shore Protection Project (SPP) at St. Augustine Beach and Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) project at South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches.
  • USACE announces LOSOM Listening Session on Jan. 24

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Listening Session scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “The focus of the Jan. 24 Listening Session will be on evaluation of the model results we discussed at our Project Delivery Team meeting on Jan. 12,” said LOSOM Planning Technical Lead Lisa Aley.” We will have a follow-on PDT meeting to discuss operational guidance for the Water Control Plan.” “During the Listening Session, we’d like to hear from members of the PDT and public who have performed their own interpretation of the model results for the Preferred Alternative and would like to share their findings with us to inform our NEPA evaluation,” said Aley. “Members of the PDT and public are encouraged to provide PowerPoint presentations – in advance, if possible, so we can compile a read-ahead package -- or provide verbal comments. We will host numerous public comment periods throughout the listening session so we can hear from everyone on the line who would like to provide feedback.”
  • USACE announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting on Jan.12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Jacksonville District to begin dredging of Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Valley North Reaches, reduces operations to one shift daily

    The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, expects to begin dredging operations on the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Palm Valley North Reaches next week.
  • St. Lucie Lock recreation area closes for Lock scheduled maintenance repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the temporary closure of some recreational facilities at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in advance of scheduled repairs. The St. Lucie Visitor Center, lock observation decks and the St. Lucie North Recreation Area will be closed effective immediately in preparation for upcoming major maintenance work in the area, and will remain closed until the project is complete. The dewatering and repairs to the St. Lucie Lock and Dam are scheduled to begin January 4 and the project is expected to be complete by April 2022.
  • Lake Okeechobee Releases Planned for December 2021 Sediment Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a two-day deviation Dec. 14-15 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 both the Julian Keen Lock and Dam (S-77) and the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam (S-308) as short bursts of water are released to support the study.
  • USACE announces a Project Delivery Team Meeting for Combined Operational Plan (COP) Implementation December 17

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a Virtual Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for Combined Operational Plan (COP) Implementation on Friday, December 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The purpose of this Project Delivery Team Meeting is to provide our partners, stakeholders and the public an update on what we have learned through the implementation of the COP Water Control Plan in the southern part of our Central and Southern Florida system” said Senior Project Manager Chrissie Figueroa.
  • USACE and SFWMD celebrate Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    INDIANTOWN, Fla.-Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the ceremonial filling of the Indian River Lagoon- South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area. “We are here with our outstanding partners at the South Florida Water Management District to cut the ribbon and celebrate the ceremonial filling of the C-44 Reservoir,” said Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander. “This Everglades restoration project is massive in scale – the reservoir alone is roughly two miles by 3 miles wide. The C-44 component of the Indian River Lagoon-South project will capture, store, and treat local runoff from the C-44 basin, revitalize habitat in the Indian River Lagoon, help restore the balance of fresh and salt water in the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Estuary, and provide significant water quality improvements.”
  • Lake O Sediment Study Held Nov. 17

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a one-day deviation Nov. 17 as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).