US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Corps to host public information session on dike rehabilitation

Published Feb. 20, 2015
An aerial view of the Culvert 11 site shows the ongoing work to replace more than 30 water control structures around Lake Okeechobee, providing continued stability for Herbert Hoover Dike.

An aerial view of the Culvert 11 site shows the ongoing work to replace 26 water control structures around Lake Okeechobee, providing continued stability for Herbert Hoover Dike.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host a virtual information session for people interested in rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida.

The information session will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26.  Interested individuals can listen to audio of the presentation via teleconference, while visual aids will be available at a website.  The goal of the session is to provide updated information on continuing rehabilitation work at the dike and information on a proposal to extend embankment repairs to the west of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County during fiscal year 2017.

“Work on the dike continues,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation project manager.  “We want to provide an update on the work that we’re doing and give people a look at ideas we have for the future.”

Major rehabilitation work on the dike dates back to 2007, when the Corps began installation of a 22-mile cutoff wall between Belle Glade and Port Mayaca on the southeast side of the lake.  For the past two years, the Corps has focused its efforts on replacing 26 water control structures around the lake.  Sixteen of those structures are currently under contract; while bids on the remaining 10 will be sought over the next three years. 

Those interested in listening to the presentation can access audio through the following means:
Dial Toll-free                                               877-873-8018
When prompted, enter access code           2813203#
When prompted, enter security code          3456#

Those interested in viewing graphics can access the webinar through the following means:
Website                                                      https://www.webmeeting.att.com
Meeting number                                         8778738018
Access code                                               2813203
Please note the first time the web meeting service is used that client software will be downloaded.

For more information on Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation, visit the Corps’ website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHooverDike.aspx.

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Contact
John Campbell
904-232-1004
john.h.campbel@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-022