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  • 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.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for Hurricane Irma; continues to respond to Harvey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is closely coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other federal partners, and state and local agencies in preparing for Hurricane Irma.
  • Corps continues prepping for Irma; issues guidance to boaters and campers

    As Hurricane Irma approaches, 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.
  • Corps to release water from Lake Okeechobee in advance of Irma

    As Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Atlantic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun a pre-storm drawdown that includes water releases from Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps prepares for Irma; activates EOC

    As Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has activated its emergency operations center and is ready to deploy teams should it become necessary.
  • Corps provides update on Everglades restoration

    Jacksonville District Commander Col.Jason Kirk met with the U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to provide the latest information related to the Corps’ review of options under consideration to meet the state of Florida’s desire for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Col. Kirk spoke to reporters following the meeting.
  • Corps to change flow pattern for St. Lucie Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making plans to send runoff that collects in the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) in Martin County to the east through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam structure (S-80).
  • Corps to implement deviation to assist with Everglades’ high-water event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is implementing temporary operational changes to alleviate high water conditions within the Everglades’ water conservation areas west of the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metro areas. The temporary deviation aims to reduce stages in Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3 in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Heavy rain since the beginning of June have caused the water levels in the conservation areas to rise to historic levels for this time of year.
  • 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.
  • Corps adjusts flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has adjusted the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (May 19) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 375 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is being released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.