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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 announces BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on May 18

    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, May 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 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 reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, April 16 in an effort to support the ecology of the estuary and Lake Okeechobee, slightly slow the recession of the lake, and sustain beneficial conditions 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 BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on March 29 2022

    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 Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m. “The purpose of this Project Delivery Team Meeting is to provide a status update. The team has engaged coordination with the Interagency Modeling Center on model development and will share plans for the first round of modeling. BBSEER alternative plans are intended to restore freshwater flows to terrestrial and coastal wetlands in Biscayne Bay and the Southeastern Everglades,” said April Patterson, BBSEER Senior Project Manager. “We appreciate the continued engagement of the interagency Project Delivery Team and members of the public during the planning phase of this complex project. Your participation during our extended meetings and workshops, your input, local knowledge, expertise and shared data are absolutely critical to the development and success of this project.”
  • 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 seeks comments on supplemental EA to incorporate L-67C backfill treatments into CEPP South Phase

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period for the supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for incorporation of backfill treatments constructed in the L-67C Canal associated with the Installation, Testing, and Monitoring of a Physical Model for the Water Conservation Area (WCA 3) Decompartmentalization and Sheetflow Enhancement Project, known as the “Decomp Physical Model” into the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) (South Phase). Comments are due Feb. 23, 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.”