US Army Corps of Engineers
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Corps announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting via Web

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published Feb. 25, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the February Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 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 February 27 (web meeting only)

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
https://usace.webex.com/meet/lakeocomments
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Agenda

1.   Introduction                                                                           1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
2.   Sub-team Updates                                                                1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3.   Sensitivity Modeling Summary                                           2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4.   Lake Schedule Formulation Methodology                        3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5.   Schedule Look Ahead                                                           3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
6.   Public Comment Period                                                       3:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
7.  Closing Remarks                                                                     3:55 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.

“During this Project Delivery Team Meeting, we are going to summarize our current status and set up the input process for the next steps,” said Tim Gysan, LOSOM Project Manager. “During the February meeting, the LOSOM PDT will meet via online web meeting only, to make it easier for everyone to join us without the need to travel. 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 www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/ for additional information.


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

Release no. 20-019