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  • 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.
  • Bridge maintenance impacts boaters on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is alerting boaters of a route closure that will impact travel along the southern part of Lake Okeechobee. The Corps learned today that crews from Palm Beach County will conduct emergency maintenance on the Torrey Island Bridge which crosses Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 near Belle Glade. While the repairs are underway, crews will suspend operations of the swinging bridge, effectively closing the route to most vessels.
  • Corps to reduce flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin dry-season flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary starting Friday (Nov. 11). The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is expected to be released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to suspend flows to St. Lucie; reduce flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary and reduce flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (Nov. 4). The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,425 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake will be released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as it begins a transition toward dry-season operations. Starting Friday (Oct. 28), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to a seven-day average of 2,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to a seven-day average of 800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps announces further reduction in Lake Okeechobee flows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries for the third time in the past two weeks. Starting Friday (Oct. 21), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to a seven-day average of 1,170 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to reduce flows from Lake O; Hurricane Matthew damage assessment continues

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce outflows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as a result of receding water levels. Effective Friday (Oct. 14), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77) located on the southwest side of the lake. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. Additionally, the Corps continues to assist with post-Hurricane Matthew damage assessments around the state.
  • 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 assesses impacts from Hurricane Matthew

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun its initial assessment of impacts from Hurricane Matthew to Lake Okeechobee and its beaches and ports projects in south Florida.
  • Corps completes pre-storm dike inspection

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District completed an inspection today of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in advance of potential impacts from Hurricane Matthew, currently making its way through the Caribbean. Staff with the Corps' South Florida Operations Office in Clewiston identified no new issues or areas of concern.