US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Corps announces details for LOSOM public workshops

Published Sept. 11, 2019
Aerial of Port Mayaca Lock and Dam on the east side of Lake Okeechobee Florida

Aerial of Port Mayaca Lock and Dam on the east side of Lake Okeechobee Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the details for Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) public workshops, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 16 in Cape Coral and Tuesday, September 17 in Stuart.

We invite the public to join us for LOSOM Workshops at the following locations:

Cape Coral
Monday, September 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cape Vineyard Community Church
923 SE 47th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33904

Stuart
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Indian River State College
Wolf High Technology Center
Johnson Auditorium
2400 S.E. Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997

“These workshops are another opportunity for the public to be engaged in the LOSOM process,” said Tim Gysan, LOSOM Project Manager. “The morning session will provide information on the LOSOM process and planning framework, with an opportunity for the public to ask LOSOM-related questions.”

“The interactive afternoon session should be very interesting for everyone. Members of the public can participate in a water management simulation exercise for Lake Okeechobee, run by one of our partners, Calvin Neidrauer, Chief Consulting Engineer, modeling section of the Hydraulics and Hydrology Bureau, at the South Florida Water Management District,” said Gysan. “Cal will run two different scenarios, and members of the public will be able to 'make the call' on the water management decisions. They’ll be able to see the simulated outcome and consequences of their recommended actions. We hope it will be a valuable and informative experience.”

The purpose of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) effort is to reevaluate and define operations for the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule that take into account additional infrastructure that will soon be operational. The additional infrastructure that will be taken into consideration includes the Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation, Kissimmee River Restoration Project, as well as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir and C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area.

Additional PDT meetings and public workshops will be held periodically throughout the process. Visit www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/ for additional information.


Contact
Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)
Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-064