Corps announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting via Web Meeting

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published Dec. 13, 2019
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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 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 19 as an online Web Meeting.

We invite LOSOM Project Delivery Team members and members of the public to join us for the LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting via Online Web meeting.

LOSOM PDT meeting December 19 (web meeting)
1 - 4:00 p.m.
USA Toll-Free:   877-336-1831
USA Caller Paid/International Toll: 404-443-6397
ACCESS CODE: 8993438
Security Code: 1234

Introduction                                                                               1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
2.   LOSOM Performance Measures/Indicators                          1:15 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
       a. Sub-teams Update on PM Matrix Input                                           
       b. Modeling presentation on existing PM data
           sets and RSM data output
      c. New RECOVER Performance Measure reviews                    
3.   Public Comment Period                                                           2:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
4.   Break                                                                                           2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
5.   Round 2 Sensitivity Modelling Runs                                      2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
6.   Draft Modeling Assumptions Existing Condition and
       FWO Increments 1&2                                                             2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
7.   LOSOM goal to maximize flexibility                                     3:15 p.m.– 3:25 p.m.
8.   LOSOM relationship to CERP Savings Clause                     3:25 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
9. Public Comment Period                                                           3:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
10. Schedule Look Ahead and Closing Remarks                      3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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 December meeting, the LOSOM PDT will meet via online web meeting only, to make it easier for everyone to join us during the busy holiday season. In addition to our ongoing discussions regarding performance measure development and sensitivity modeling, we'll also begin discussion on the modeling assumptions for our existing and no action alternatives. The sub-team leads will also provide updates on their progress.”

Sub-teams are working  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 for additional information.

Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)

Release no. 19-093