USACE announces pulse release schedule for Lake Okeechobee

Published July 26, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces the pulse release schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee to take effect Friday.  This decision will be in effect until further notice.

Flows at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) will remain constant at 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Flows at St. Lucie Lock &Dam (S-80) will vary daily, but average 1,170 cfs over the seven-day period.  The pulse release for the St. Lucie include two days of no releases (although basin runoff may still be discharged).  Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.


Day of Week            Day of Release          W.P. Franklin (S-79)          St. Lucie (S-80)
FRI   1   3000   1170
SAT   2   3000   0
SUN   3   3000   0
MON   4   3000   1270
TUE   5   3000   2000
WED   6   3000   2100
THU   7   3000   1650


For more information on water level and flows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the Jacksonville District water management website at



John Campbell

Release no. 18-057