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USACE awards seepage barrier contract as part of dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to construct several miles of seepage barrier at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of its ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-18

Corps maintains current flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee until further notice. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-18

Corps continues transition to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce discharges from Lake Okeechobee as it continues to implement its transition plan toward dry-season rates. [Read More]
Published: Jan-04-18

Corps steps down water releases from Lake Okeechobee, releases to St. Lucie Estuary down to zero

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to implement a transition plan to step down water releases from Lake Okeechobee. “We are in the second week of our transition plan, which reduces flows to the Caloosahatchee and brings water releases at the St. Lucie down to zero. By next week, we will be at low flow levels for the dry season under the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Dec-28-17

Corps transitions to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will implement a transition plan to step down water releases from Lake Okeechobee over the next three weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-17

Corps continues pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to continue pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates while preparing for a gradual reduction of releases to dry-season flows over the coming weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-17

Corps steps down releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will step down releases from Lake Okeechobee for the third time in the past month. Starting Friday (Dec. 8), the Corps will initiate 7-day pulse releases with an average target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers, and 1,170 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Dec-07-17

Corps continues to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee. Starting Friday (Dec. 1), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be reduced to 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77). The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-30-17

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee for the first time since releases were initiated following Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Nov. 17), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be set to 6,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77). The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 2,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-17

Corps continues to address water challenges in south Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander for south Florida, Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, told local elected officials this morning the agency continues to work through water management challenges in south Florida. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17
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