The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee.
“We are not making any changes to the releases from Lake Okeechobee this week,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. “Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule guidance has not changed, and we anticipate maintaining the current pulse release schedule until further notice.”
On Friday, January 12, the Corps will maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee, with 7-day pulse releases and a weekly average target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers, and 0 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
Today, the lake stage is 15.39 feet, down 0.09 feet since last week.
The Corps will continue to monitor conditions and adjust flows as necessary. For more information on water level and flows data for Lake Okeechobee and other parts of south Florida, visit the Corps’ water management website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/WaterManagement.aspx.
Release no. 18-003