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  • Repairs impact operations at Ortona Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on the Okeechobee Waterway that they could encounter delays as they navigate through Ortona Lock due to repairs. The Corps has developed an alternate locking schedule that will be in effect during replacement of guide walls on either side of the lock. The schedule will be in effect when work obstructs the navigation channel or whenever divers are in the area. The repair work is expected to last through the rest of the summer.
  • Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee starting Friday. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee 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 new target flow for the St. Lucie is 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • No change to flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to maintain water discharges from Lake Okeechobee at current rates. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary remains unchanged at a seven-day average of 2,000 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 is a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps announces another reduction in flows from Lake Okeechobee

    For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is a seven-day average of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is a seven-day average of 650 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will make an additional reduction in flows from Lake Okeechobee beginning this weekend. The new average target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) located near Fort Myers. The new average target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 950 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps finalizes environmental assessment on sand sources for Miami-Dade beach renourishments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has concluded that the proposed use of alternative sand sources throughout the remaining period of federal participation in the Dade County, Florida Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project will cause no significant impacts to the environment.
  • No change to flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced it will maintain water discharges from Lake Okeechobee at current rates.
  • Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee starting Friday (March 4). The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located in the southwest part of the lake. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps approves request for increased Everglades’ flows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division has approved a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott for deviation from its water control plan for a key Everglades reservoir located west of Miami. The deviation raises water levels in the L-29 canal, which runs along the north side of the Tamiami Trail (US Hwy 41) between Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) and Everglades National Park. The WCA-3 water control plan limited those levels to elevation 7.5 feet (NGVD). The deviation raises the levels as high as elevation 8.5 feet, which would allow more water to flow from WCA-3 to Everglades National Park.
  • Corps to maximize flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will further increase flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend in an effort to stem the rise in water level brought about by recent heavy precipitation. Starting Friday (Feb. 5), the Corps will remove specific target flows and release as much water as practical through Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located on the west side of the lake, and the Port Mayaca Lock (S-308) located on the east side of the lake.