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  • Corps announces approval of a planned deviation from Lake O Regulation Schedule to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, announces the approval of a planned deviation from the water control plan for Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area, also known as the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS 2008), in order to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms.
  • Corps announces the second phase of reopenings at recreation facilities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a second phase of reopenings starting October 9, at Corps-managed recreation areas along the Okeechobee Waterway that were closed in March to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • Corps awards $81 million in construction contracts for Everglades restoration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, awarded four construction contracts for ecosystem restoration in south Florida in the past week, valued at more than $81 million. The construction projects include the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands, Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) South, and Picayune Strand Restoration Projects, which are components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
  • Corps hosts public meeting Aug. 27 with update on Central Everglades Planning Project South Phase

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will host a virtual public meeting Aug. 27 to share information about progress on the Central Everglades Planning Project South (CEPP South) phase via webinar and teleconference.
  • Corps to temporarily close Moore Haven Lock for repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces it will temporarily close the Moore Haven Lock along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for repairs August 8 through 15.
  • Corps prepares for Hurricane Isaias

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is prepared to respond to Hurricane Isaias and will continue to inform the public about any changes to operations on Lake Okeechobee, the Herbert Hoover Dike, Corps water control structures, navigation locks, recreation facilities, and post storm damage to federally authorized beaches.
  • Virtual public meetings set for Collier County study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Collier County, Florida, its nonfederal sponsor, have released the Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Corps awards beach restoration contract for St. Johns County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

    The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $15,179,050 contract July 7, 2020, to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, of Oak Brook, Ill., to restore critically eroded shoreline along the coast of St. Johns County, Florida. The Coastal Storm Risk Management Project will include both dune and beach berm construction along approximately 2.6 miles of the St. Johns County coastline from Vilano Beach to South Ponte Vedra Beach. The initial construction will include placement of approximately 1.3 million cubic yards of sand that will be dredged from shoals located within St. Augustine Inlet. Future periodic nourishment events are planned at multi-year intervals.
  • Corps announces availability of Final RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces the availability of the Final RECOVER Northern Estuaries Salinity Envelope Performance Measure.
  • USACE to extend comment period for Draft Miami-Dade Back Bay Report

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the request of Miami-Dade County, its nonfederal sponsor, has extended the comment period for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, due to the unprecedented amount of attention and resources needed to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in the area. Originally scheduled to close on July 20, the comment period will now close on August 19.