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  • Corps reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces a reduced flow schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee, to take effect Friday, September 6, 2018. This decision will be in effect until further notice.
  • Colonel Andrew D. Kelly assumes command of the Jacksonville District

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Col. Andrew D. Kelly assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District from Col. Jason Kirk today (Aug. 24) during a traditional Army ceremony held at The Times-Union Center in Jacksonville.
  • Corps releases draft report on OWW Master Plan update for review; Public workshop scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District released the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for updating the 1986 Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) and Lake Okeechobee (LO) Master Plan. A public workshop is scheduled in LaBelle and public comment will be accepted through September 21, 2018.
  • Corps announces public meetings for Lake Okeechobee Watershed study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a series of public meetings for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP).
  • USACE adjusts release schedule for Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has adjusted flows on the 14-day water release schedule from Lake Okeechobee.
  • USACE announces 14-day pulse release schedule for Lake O releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces the 14-day pulse release schedule for water releases from Lake Okeechobee, scheduled to resume on Friday.
  • Corps urges boaters to use caution in Kissimmee River Restoration Project area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is advising boaters to use extreme caution when navigating in the Kissimmee River Restoration Project Area near the C-38 Canal to the east of Hidden Acres Estates. Draft depths are extremely shallow in the area causing it to be non-navigable by most vessels.
  • Corps opens Ortona Lock for navigation following completion of maintenance repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed normal operations at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway, following completion of maintenance and repairs. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume normal operations as of Sunday, June 17, locking vessels on demand between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Swimming beach open at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has reopened the swimming beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River. The swimming beach on the Caloosahatchee River near Olga was closed temporarily due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Recent test results indicate that the water quality at the swimming beach meets the safety criteria recommended by the Florida Department of Health and the area is safe for waders and swimmers. The public is welcome to enjoy the beach and many other amenities available at the recreation area.
  • Corps accepts public comment through March 31 regarding temporary lock closure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will accept public comment through March 31 regarding the temporary closure of the Ortona Lock in scheduled for June. The Corps has been accepting public comments on the proposal to temporarily close the Ortona Lock along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for maintenance and repairs since the end of January.