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Corps announces next LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting via Web in April

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published March 25, 2020
Lake Okeechobee where the water meets the sky

Lake Okeechobee where the water meets the sky

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 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 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 April 23 (web meeting only)
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
https://usace.webex.com/meet/lakeocomments
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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 team and sub-teams have been working diligently to get products developed and refined before presenting them to the PDT,” said Tim Gysan, LOSOM Project Manager. “Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Corps team members are practicing social distancing and have been working remotely. The meeting originally scheduled for March 31 in Okeechobee has been cancelled, and the LOSOM PDT will meet in April via online web meeting only. 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. 20-024