• USACE Increases Lake Okeechobee Releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will increase Lake Okeechobee releases to the West and South beginning Feb. 13 as part of planned deviation approved in September 2020 to reduce the risk of lake releases during the rainy season when harmful algal blooms are more likely to be present.
  • Jacksonville District to begin dredging Okeechobee Waterway near Jensen Beach, Stuart and Palm City, advises mariners

    The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will begin dredging sections of the Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) in the vicinity of Jensen Beach and Stuart (Reach 3) and Palm City (Reach 4) by the end of February 2021.
  • USACE Adjusts Lake Okeechobee Dry Season Release Levels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will reduce the planned increase in Lake Okeechobee releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary from the original plan of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 1,500 cfs from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). No releases are currently planned from the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80).
  • USACE announces plan for dry season flows to Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has announced a plan to increase the amount of water being released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps awards contract for Sunny Isles Beach renourishment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on Jan 26 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for $14,040,069.05, for the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
  • North Ponte Vedra Coastal Storm Risk Management Project Feasibility Study funded by Congress

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Jan. 19 that its Jacksonville District will receive a $500,000 congressional allocation under the Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works to begin a Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Study of North Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns County, Fla.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces reissuance of 12 existing Nationwide Permits

    On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021, and will expire on March 14, 2026
  • Corps announces contract award for Broward County Segment II beach renourishment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the award of an $11 million construction contract for the Broward County Segment II beach renourishment project.
  • USACE schedules virtual public meetings for Port Everglades

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, in partnership with Broward County’s Port Everglades, will conduct virtual public meetings regarding the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) currently available for review and comment.
  • USACE finishes transition to Lake Okeechobee dry season operations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District finished its transition into dry season operations on Lake Okeechobee and starting this week will target a low-level release of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to the Caloosahatchee from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam while ceasing releases east to the St. Lucie. These low-level dry season releases aim to manage lake levels over time while also providing beneficial flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.