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  • Corps to continue Lake O release plan with minor adjustments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue its efforts to reduce water levels in Lake Okeechobee this dry season. The Corps plans to continue a push to send water south from the lake and maintain the current release rate to the Caloosahatchee River while making a slight adjustment in flows to the St. Lucie Canal to accommodate oyster spawning. Starting Saturday, March 16, the Corps will maintain the current pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). The Corps will reduce the flows to the St. Lucie estuary down to an average 7-day pulse release of 250 cubic feet per second as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This decision will be reviewed again next week. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • No change to target flows east and west from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced it will continue the target flows it set in mid-July as it continues to manage water levels at Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps reduces water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee as a result of falling lake levels, drier conditions and an improving precipitation forecast.
  • Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site launched

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the launch of the Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site. This page is specifically geared towards people who want to learn more about Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway and the surrounding communities. A variety of information will be posted, including information about water releases, navigation, structure closings, water safety, recreation, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), the Herbert Hoover Dike, boating and fishing, environmental stewardship, local events, emergency operations and much more. “Like” Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway on Facebook at http://bit.ly/LakeO
  • Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will conduct another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of efforts to improve environmental conditions in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of ongoing efforts to reduce salinity (saltwater content) in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has started another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing effort to reduce salinity (saltwater content) in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps continues water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps resumes water releases for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has started releasing small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee in a continued effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps begins water release to Caloosahatchee River

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 23, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms.