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  • USACE slightly reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will slightly reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, August 13, as lake levels remain steady well into the wet season. The releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary will target a pulse release at a 7-day average of 457 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). This is a reduction from the 650 cfs targeted pulse release that has been in effect since July 30.
  • USACE seeks comments on Third Revised Draft PIR and Supplemental EIS for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Third Revised Draft Project Implementation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/SEIS). Comments are due Monday, August 1, 2022. The report, along with information about the project and instructions on how to provide comments, can be found at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/
  • USACE and SFWMD celebrate Indian River Lagoon-South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area Groundbreaking Ceremony

    FORT PIERCE, Fla.-Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the Indian River Lagoon- South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area.
  • USACE and SFWMD celebrate Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    INDIANTOWN, Fla.-Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the ceremonial filling of the Indian River Lagoon- South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area. “We are here with our outstanding partners at the South Florida Water Management District to cut the ribbon and celebrate the ceremonial filling of the C-44 Reservoir,” said Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander. “This Everglades restoration project is massive in scale – the reservoir alone is roughly two miles by 3 miles wide. The C-44 component of the Indian River Lagoon-South project will capture, store, and treat local runoff from the C-44 basin, revitalize habitat in the Indian River Lagoon, help restore the balance of fresh and salt water in the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Estuary, and provide significant water quality improvements.”
  • USACE awards first construction contract for CEPP EAA Reservoir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the first Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Phase reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).