Tag: Ecosystem Restoration
  • USACE releases draft report on Lake Okeechobee Watershed study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is accepting comments on the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). USACE proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. The proposed plan also calls for restoration of 5,300 acres of wetlands in the area. The draft document was released for review today (July 6). USACE will accept comments through August 20.
  • 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.
  • Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project agreement signed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District commander signed a project partnership agreement with the City of Jacksonville for the Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Restoration project June 7. With the signed agreement, the project now moves into the design and permitting phase.
  • Jacksonville District commander talks about south Florida programs

    Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, talked with reporters this afternoon about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Year in Review

    From ecosystem restoration to flood risk management, and from emergency permitting response following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to ensuring safe, navigable waterways and harbors, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District had a busy 2010, dedicated to strengthening security, energizing the economy and reducing risks from disasters throughout Florida and the Caribbean.