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  • Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary and resume releases to the St. Lucie Estuary as part of its effort to manage water levels.
  • Corps continues with suspension of releases to St. Lucie Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue to hold water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary until Friday as additional information is collected on an algal bloom on the east side of the lake. A pulse release that was scheduled to begin Friday (April 23) was suspended to allow state teams to test the algal bloom reported near the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308).
  • Corps to temporarily suspend flows to St. Lucie

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary in response to concerns about an algal bloom on the east side of the lake. The suspension takes effect immediately to allow state teams to test the algal bloom which has been reported near the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308). However, runoff from rain that collects in the St. Lucie Canal will still be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee as part of its ongoing effort to manage water levels. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 1,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 300 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    With levels in Lake Okeechobee falling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced additional reductions in water releases over the next week.
  • Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary over the next week.
  • Corps to adjust Lake Okeechobee flows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans a further reduction in flows over the next week from Lake Okeechobee. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (March 27). The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 500 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is unchanged at a seven-day average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers.
  • Corps to change hours on Okeechobee Waterway locks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change the operating hours at the five locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at the beginning of April. The new operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with last lock through starting at 4:30 p.m.
  • Corps to reduce flows to St. Lucie; no change to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to help offset impacts to the saltwater-freshwater mix to the St. Lucie Estuary. The adjustment in discharges will take place tomorrow (March 20). The new target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be a seven-day average of 730 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is unchanged at a seven-day average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers.
  • Lake Okeechobee discharges to continue at current rates

    The Corps plans to begin another seven-day pulse release from the lake tomorrow (March 12). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee during this period is unchanged at an average of 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target flow to the St. Lucie is also unchanged at 950 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.