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  • USACE changes target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee to Zero

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will change target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, September 10, as lake levels continue to recede during the wet season and entered the Water Shortage Management Band this week.
  • Lake Okeechobee releases planned for Sediment Study on August 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a minor deviation Tuesday, August 23 that will release water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
  • USACE slightly reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will slightly reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, August 13, as lake levels remain steady well into the wet season. The releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary will target a pulse release at a 7-day average of 457 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). This is a reduction from the 650 cfs targeted pulse release that has been in effect since July 30.
  • USACE further reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, July 30, as lake levels remain steady due to drier conditions and local basin runoff has been adequate to maintain salinity levels in the estuary.
  • USACE seeks comments on LOSOM Draft NEPA documents

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Comments are due Monday, September 12, 2022. The draft documents and instructions on how to provide comments are available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM.
  • USACE reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will reduce target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, July 9, as lake levels remain steady and local basin runoff has been adequate to maintain salinity levels in the estuary. The releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary will target a pulse release at a 7-day average of 750 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). This is a reduction from the 1,000 cfs targeted pulse release that has been in effect since April 30.
  • Lake Okeechobee releases planned for Sediment Study on June 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a minor deviation June 22 that will release water from the lake as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The releases will affect only the Julian Keen, Jr. Lock and Dam (S-77) as water is released to support the study.
  • USACE seeks comments on Third Revised Draft PIR and Supplemental EIS for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Third Revised Draft Project Implementation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/SEIS). Comments are due Monday, August 1, 2022. The report, along with information about the project and instructions on how to provide comments, can be found at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/
  • USACE Prepares for Potential Tropical Storm

    USACE will not make any pre-storm releases from Lake Okeechobee or any of the canals it operates, but it will begin closing all structures on the Herbert Hoover Dike later today and suspend all scheduled releases from the lake until the storm has passed.
  • 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.