US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

USACE adjusts release schedule for Lake Okeechobee

Published July 18, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has adjusted flows on the 14-day water release schedule from Lake Okeechobee.

The releases will continue to achieve a 14-day average of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) and 1,800 cfs from St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80). However, USACE staff will reduce discharge rates to the Caloosahatchee over the next nine days, resulting in one day of no flows from the lake. The release schedule for the St. Lucie is unchanged, although runoff from rain in the St. Lucie basin could occasionally result in flows that exceed the target.

14-Day Pulse Release Schedule from Lake Okeechobee July 13-26 2018 (adjusted)

Begin Date

Begin Time

Day of Week

Day of Pulse Release

S-77

Moore Haven

S-80

St. Lucie

7/13/2018

0700

FRI

1

4300

1000

7/14/2018

0700

SAT

2

4300

1500

7/15/2018

0700

SUN

3

4300

2000

7/16/2018

0700

MON

4

3500

2600

7/17/2018

0700

TUES

5

3000

2800

7/18/2018

0700

WED

6

3000

3000

7/19/2018

0700

THU

7

3000

2900

7/20/2018

0700

FRI

8

3000

2800

7/21/2018

0700

SAT

9

3000

2500

7/22/2018

0700

SUN

10

3000

2200

7/23/2018

0700

MON

11

3000

1900

7/24/2018

0700

TUES

12

3000

0

7/25/2018

0700

WED

13

1600

0

7/26/2018

0700

THU

14

0

0

USACE staff will continue to monitor conditions and adjust flows as necessary. For more information on water level and flows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the Jacksonville District water management website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/WaterManagement.aspx.

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Contact
John Campbell
904-232-1004
John.H.Campbell@usace.army.mil

Release no. 18-052