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  • Intracoastal Waterway maintenance dredging at Bakers Haulover starts soon

    Bal Harbor Beach to benefit from problematic shoal! A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance dredging project within the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Bakers Haulover area will start as early as Nov. 18. According to Corps IWW Project Manager Shelley Trulock, the Bakers Haulover reach is one of the top three shoaling areas along the entire IWW. "We have an opportunity to dredge the IWW and put sand on eroded beaches in Miami-Dade County at no cost to the local communities,” she said.
  • Corps awards Tampa harbors maintenance dredging contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the Tampa Harbor Maintenance Dredging contract award of $3,609,509.37 to Coastal Dredging Company, Inc., of Hammond, Louisiana. Work includes dredging the Alafia River channel and turning basin, and the Manatee Harbor entrance channel and turning basin.
  • Corps awards Jacksonville Harbor Deepening contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces awarding the first Jacksonville Harbor Deepening contract to The Dutra Group of San Rafael, Calif. The Corps awarded the contract late yesterday in the amount of $22,826,400. Contract “A” is the first of multiple construction contracts that will deepen the existing Federal navigation channel, from its current authorized depth of 40 feet to 47 feet.
  • Corps completes post-storm dike inspection; resumes locking operations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District found no areas of concern during post-Irma inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida.
  • Corps awards St. Pete / Tampa harbors maintenance dredging contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the Tampa Harbor and St. Petersburg Harbor maintenance dredging contract award of $4,662,432 to Orion Marine Construction of Tampa, Fla.
  • Corps announces St. Lucie Inlet maintenance dredging award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the St. Lucie Inlet maintenance dredging contract award of $5,432,400 to Norfolk Dredging of Chesapeake, Va. The project consists of dredging shoal material from the St. Lucie Inlet to return the channel to its authorized depths.
  • Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on Lake Okeechobee that the low water level is now creating hazardous navigation conditions. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation on Thursday (May 25), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Routes 1 and 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Route 1 goes directly across the lake, while Route 2 runs along the southern edge of the lake through Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, and Clewiston.
  • UPDATE - Vilano Beach receives much needed sand

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging project is placing sand on critically eroded areas of Vilano Beach; however, the project will not cover as much of the beach as originally anticipated.
  • Corps completes initial dike inspection; resumes locking operations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District found no areas of concern during initial, post-Hurricane Matthew inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. Operations have also resumed at the five navigation locks on the Okeechobee Waterway.
  • Corps prepares for Matthew; issues guidance to boaters & campers

    As Hurricane Matthew makes its way through the Caribbean islands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities.