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  • USACE begins releases to St. Lucie March 6

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will begin 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) pulse releases from the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) beginning Saturday, March 6, as part of a planned deviation approved in September 2020 to reduce the risk of large lake releases during the rainy season when harmful algal blooms are more likely to be present.
  • LOSOM PDT Meeting scheduled for March 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held Monday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Lake O flows adjusted to support Sediment Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will make temporary deviation to the Lake Okeechobee release schedule this week to facilitate a study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to develop methods to indirectly measure sediment transported from the lake to the estuaries.
  • USACE announces plan for dry season flows to Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has announced a plan to increase the amount of water being released from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • USACE finishes transition to Lake Okeechobee dry season operations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District finished its transition into dry season operations on Lake Okeechobee and starting this week will target a low-level release of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to the Caloosahatchee from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam while ceasing releases east to the St. Lucie. These low-level dry season releases aim to manage lake levels over time while also providing beneficial flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Jacksonville District continues Lake Okeechobee Release Reductions

    The Jacksonville District announced today the continuation of gradual reductions of Lake Okeechobee releases to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers after beginning the transition to dry season operations Dec. 5.
  • Corps to start reducing flows out of Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will start reducing outflows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Saturday, December 5. USACE will reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee gradually to allow time for the ecosystems of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries to adjust.
  • LOSOM PDT Meeting scheduled for November 20; pre-registration required

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held Friday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • Corps considers emergency deviation to provide relief from high water levels in the Everglades

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, announces brief public comment on the Draft Emergency Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with an emergency deviation to the Combined Operational (COP) Water Control Plan to provide relief from high water levels in the Everglades. Public comments are due by noon on Monday, November 2.
  • Corps announces approval of a planned deviation from Lake O Regulation Schedule to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, announces the approval of a planned deviation from the water control plan for Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area, also known as the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS 2008), in order to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms.