USACE announces LOSOM Listening Session on Jan. 24

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Published Jan. 21, 2022
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 a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Listening Session scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The focus of the Jan. 24 Listening Session will be on evaluation of the model results we discussed at our Project Delivery Team meeting on Jan. 12,” said LOSOM Planning Technical Lead Lisa Aley.” We will have a follow-on PDT meeting to discuss operational guidance for the Water Control Plan.”

“During the Listening Session, we’d like to hear from members of the PDT and public who have performed their own interpretation of the model results for the Preferred Alternative and would like to share their findings with us to inform our NEPA evaluation,” said Aley. “Members of the PDT and public are encouraged to provide PowerPoint presentations – in advance, if possible, so we can compile a read-ahead package -- or provide verbal comments. We will host numerous public comment periods throughout the listening session so we can hear from everyone on the line who would like to provide feedback.”

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.

Members of the public (PUBLIC) are welcome to attend the government agency PDT meeting and provide comment during the designated Public Comment periods.

*PLEASE log into the webinar first and have it call your phone in order to avoid background noise so all participants can hear the discussion clearly.

Please mute your phone and mute your computer upon joining the meeting.

LOSOM Listening Session – Evaluation of Final Model Results
Monday, January 24, 2022, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*Suggest logging into the webinar first and having it call you. If you prefer to log into webinar and call into audio portion, please use numbers below:
Call-in toll-free number (ATT Audio Conference): +1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free
Call-in number (ATT Audio Conference): +1-669-234-1177
Access Code: 199 737 9512
Password: 1234

Additional information is available at:

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.

Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)

Release no. 22-002