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  • Review of LOSOM draft documents scheduled for summer 2022

    The release of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual draft Environmental Impact Statement and Water Control Plan documents for review by federal, state, tribal partners and members of the public has moved to mid-summer because feedback from the initial draft documents requires additional analysis by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District.
  • USACE further reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will further reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, April 30 as we continue a gradual step-down to help moderate the high recession rate on Lake Okeechobee while sustaining beneficial conditions for the lake and estuaries through the remainder of the dry season.
  • USACE adjusts Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will slightly decrease Lake Okeechobee releases to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, April 2 to support the ecology of the estuary.
  • USACE announces NEPA Public Meetings for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project on March 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Meetings for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The morning meeting will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the evening meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • USACE announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting on March 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • USACE seeks comments on the revised recommended plan for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Draft Revised Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/EIS). Comments are due April 4, 2022.
  • USACE announces LOSOM Listening Session on Jan. 24

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Listening Session scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “The focus of the Jan. 24 Listening Session will be on evaluation of the model results we discussed at our Project Delivery Team meeting on Jan. 12,” said LOSOM Planning Technical Lead Lisa Aley.” We will have a follow-on PDT meeting to discuss operational guidance for the Water Control Plan.” “During the Listening Session, we’d like to hear from members of the PDT and public who have performed their own interpretation of the model results for the Preferred Alternative and would like to share their findings with us to inform our NEPA evaluation,” said Aley. “Members of the PDT and public are encouraged to provide PowerPoint presentations – in advance, if possible, so we can compile a read-ahead package -- or provide verbal comments. We will host numerous public comment periods throughout the listening session so we can hear from everyone on the line who would like to provide feedback.”
  • USACE and SFWMD celebrate Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    INDIANTOWN, Fla.-Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the ceremonial filling of the Indian River Lagoon- South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area. “We are here with our outstanding partners at the South Florida Water Management District to cut the ribbon and celebrate the ceremonial filling of the C-44 Reservoir,” said Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander. “This Everglades restoration project is massive in scale – the reservoir alone is roughly two miles by 3 miles wide. The C-44 component of the Indian River Lagoon-South project will capture, store, and treat local runoff from the C-44 basin, revitalize habitat in the Indian River Lagoon, help restore the balance of fresh and salt water in the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Estuary, and provide significant water quality improvements.”
  • USACE announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting on November 2

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team Meeting regarding optimization feedback, scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • USACE announces BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on November 3

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for the Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (BBSEER) Project Study on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m.