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  • Corps awards $7.7 million contract for Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District awarded a $7.7 million contract for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
  • Corps opens public comment on Picayune Strand Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District opens public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding construction of features of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project (PSRP). Comments are due June 12, 2020.
  • Corps awards final cutoff wall contract for HHD rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the final contract for the cutoff wall required as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps increases flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Releases will be made in a pulse pattern beginning on Saturday.
  • Corps announces opening of comment period on RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure and public webinars

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a public and agency review and comment period on the Draft RECOVER Northern Estuaries Draft Salinity Envelope Performance Measure. Comments are due May 28, 2020. Public webinars are scheduled for Wednesday April 29 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday May 5 at 1 p.m.
  • Corps continues flows from Lake O, supports firefighting in Everglades National Park

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 457 cubic feet per second (cfs). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Releases are made in a pulse pattern which begin on Saturday. In addition, our partners at the South Florida Water Management District have coordinated with the Corps as they mobilize pumps and modify water management operations to help control a wildfire in Everglades National Park.
  • Dredging of AIWW begins in St. Johns and Flagler counties

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, in partnership with the Florida Inland Navigation District, have begun dredging portions of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW).
  • Corps of Engineers extends public comment period for Rio Guayanilla draft Integrated Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District extended the public comment period for the draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Río Guayanilla Flood Risk Management Study at the Municipality of Guayanilla, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. USACE is now accepting comments through Oct. 4, 2019. The draft feasibility report was completed in collaboration with our local sponsor, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources; primary stakeholder, the municipality of Guayanilla; and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The study area is the alluvial valley in which the municipality resides, with principal benefits of the plan for Guayanilla and the outlying neighborhoods of El Faro, Playa, and Beldum.
  • USACE provides update on Dorian response activities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is assessing impacts to its projects now that Hurricane Dorian has moved out of its area of responsibility.
  • Corps reduces flows from Lake O

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and is stepping down releases from Lake Okeechobee. Starting Saturday, May 4, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.