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  • USACE Jacksonville District is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act assessment for the C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area Project Final Project Operating Manual

    The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment for the C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area Project (C-44R/STA) Final Project Operating Manual (POM). The C-44R/STA is a component of the Indian River Lagoon-South (IRL-S) Project under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The project was authorized in Section 1001(14) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Public Law 110-114 and Section 8401(6)2. of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, Public Law 117-3263. The purpose of the C-44R/STA is to capture and attenuate freshwater flows to the St. Lucie Estuary (SLE) and provide treatment of water prior to release into the estuary.
  • Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations.
  • Corps encourages safe boating during Memorial Day weekend

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is reminding boaters to wear life jackets while enjoying time with friends and family over the upcoming holiday weekend. “On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket,” said Adam Tarplee, Jacksonville District Natural Resource Program Manager. “Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.”
  • Central Everglades restoration report signed by Chief of Engineers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a key
  • Corps releases water to Caloosahatchee River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms.
  • Corps begins water release to Caloosahatchee River

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 23, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms.
  • Corps to suspend water releases to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will suspend additional releases of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River, due to falling lake levels and dry conditions.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will begin another release of water from Lake Okeechobee this weekend in a continued effort to reduce saltwater levels in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary.