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  • Lake O flows adjusted to support Corps algae research

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will adjust flows from Lake Okeechobee to support scientific research on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) currently being conducted by USACE’s Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • Corps accepting comments on revised Lake Okeechobee Watershed report

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces the opening of public comment on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) revised draft Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/EIS). Public comment will be accepted through August 19.
  • Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will reduce flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary. Starting Saturday, June 1, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets. "With the water level dropping below 11 feet and approaching the water shortage management band, the time is appropriate to reduce flows slightly without significant environmental impacts,” said Kelly.
  • Corps steps up flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will step up releases from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary. Starting Saturday, May 18, the Corps will increase the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps offers series of webinars on Lake O water management

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will offer a series of lunchtime webinars to provide background information on water management in south Florida as it pertains to Lake Okeechobee and the region. Jacksonville District staff will conduct six webinars, the first beginning at noon, May 20. The intent is to provide information to the public on the Central & Southern Florida Project water management system as work continues on the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM).
  • Corps reduces flows from Lake O

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and is stepping down releases from Lake Okeechobee. Starting Saturday, May 4, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps adjusts flows from Lake O

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and has adjusted releases from Lake Okeechobee accordingly. Starting Saturday, April 20, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps awards contract for Herbert Hoover Dike culvert replacement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to replace the 26th and final water control structure within the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps adjusts Lake O releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and has adjusted releases from Lake Okeechobee accordingly. Starting Saturday, March 30, the Corps reduced the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79), as planned. In addition, the Corps reduced flows to the St. Lucie estuary down to zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets
  • Corps adjusts Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee over next two weeks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to step down releases to the Caloosahatchee River over the next two weeks while continuing to send water south from the lake in order to reduce lake levels. Starting Saturday, March 23, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). The following week, on March 30, releases to the Caloosahatchee will be stepped down to a 7-day average pulse release of 1,000 cfs. The Corps will maintain current flows to the St. Lucie estuary at an average 7-day pulse release of 250 cfs measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80).