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  • Construction starts soon for Surfside Beach renourishment

    Summary: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that construction mobilization will begin August 8, 2019 for the $17.9 million Surfside beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
  • Corps releases East Lake Toho Drawdown and Habitat Restoration Final EIS for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District released the East Lake Tohopekaliga Drawdown and Habitat Enhancement (East Lake Toho) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for public comment. Public comments are due by September 3, 2019.
  • Lake O flows adjusted to support Corps algae research

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will adjust flows from Lake Okeechobee to support scientific research on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) currently being conducted by USACE’s Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will reduce flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary. Starting Saturday, June 1, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets. "With the water level dropping below 11 feet and approaching the water shortage management band, the time is appropriate to reduce flows slightly without significant environmental impacts,” said Kelly.
  • Corps announces contract award and community meeting for Surfside Beach renourishment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the award of a $17.9 million construction contract and a community meeting Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. for the Surfside beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
  • Corps steps up flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will step up releases from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary. Starting Saturday, May 18, the Corps will increase the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps offers series of webinars on Lake O water management

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will offer a series of lunchtime webinars to provide background information on water management in south Florida as it pertains to Lake Okeechobee and the region. Jacksonville District staff will conduct six webinars, the first beginning at noon, May 20. The intent is to provide information to the public on the Central & Southern Florida Project water management system as work continues on the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM).
  • Corps reduces flows from Lake O

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and is stepping down releases from Lake Okeechobee. Starting Saturday, May 4, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps announces public meetings for Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces two public meetings regarding the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project, part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The public is invited to provide input during a public meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Town of Jupiter Community Center, Room A/B, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. There will be an additional public meeting the following morning, Friday April 19, 2019, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33416.
  • Corps adjusts Lake O releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and has adjusted releases from Lake Okeechobee accordingly. Starting Saturday, March 30, the Corps reduced the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79), as planned. In addition, the Corps reduced flows to the St. Lucie estuary down to zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets