US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Corps announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting in Homestead and via Web Meeting

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published Oct. 8, 2019
Lake Okeechobee at sunset

Lake Okeechobee at sunset

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 in Homestead in Miami-Dade County and also online as a Web Meeting.

We invite LOSOM Project Delivery Team members and members of the public to join us for the LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting in Homestead and also via Online Webinar:
LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting in Homestead
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
John D. Campbell Agricultural Center
UF/IFAS Facility
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030

LOSOM Project Delivery Team Web Meeting Info:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
https://usace.webex.com/meet/lakeocomments
USA Toll-Free: 877-336-1831
USA Caller Paid/International Toll: 404-443-6397
ACCESS CODE: 8993438
Security Code: 1234

The Project Delivery Team (PDT) members include only the federal officials and elected officers of state, local or tribal governments or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf acting in their official capacities.

“The LOSOM PDT and PDT sub-teams have been meeting and working through the technical details required to move this project forward,” said Tim Gysan, LOSOM Project Manager. “During the October meeting, the LOSOM PDT will work on finalizing the LOSOM planning framework, including the study objectives, constraints and considerations, and will also present the results from the initial modeling sensitivity runs. The sub-team leads will provide updates on the performance metrics being considered by each sub-team.

Sub-teams have been set up to work specifically on Economics, Ecology, Modeling, Plan Formulation, Water Supply and Water Quality.

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. 19-078