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  • USACE and SFWMD celebrate Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    INDIANTOWN, Fla.-Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the ceremonial filling of the Indian River Lagoon- South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area. “We are here with our outstanding partners at the South Florida Water Management District to cut the ribbon and celebrate the ceremonial filling of the C-44 Reservoir,” said Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander. “This Everglades restoration project is massive in scale – the reservoir alone is roughly two miles by 3 miles wide. The C-44 component of the Indian River Lagoon-South project will capture, store, and treat local runoff from the C-44 basin, revitalize habitat in the Indian River Lagoon, help restore the balance of fresh and salt water in the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Estuary, and provide significant water quality improvements.”
  • Working Draft of 2021 Everglades Restoration Integrated Delivery Schedule available to the public

    The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Working Group is sponsoring a virtual public engagement workshop for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Working Draft of the 2021 Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites partners, stakeholders, and the public to join us for the release of the Working Draft of the Integrated Delivery Schedule 2021 at the workshop. All participants are required to pre-register at: https://www.evergladesrestoration.gov/workshops/sept-29-2021-integrated-delivery-schedule-ids to receive a secure link allowing them to participate in the Zoom Webinar.
  • USACE celebrates the completion of construction for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the construction for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project restores more than 40 square miles of the river floodplain ecosystem, 20,000 acres of wetlands, and 44 miles of the historic river channel.
  • USACE announces public comment on proposed seepage cutoff wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) proposed construction of a seepage cutoff wall in the L-357W levee. The Jacksonville District, in response to a request from the SFWMD, is evaluating a modification to an existing Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408) to improve seepage management in the 8.5 Square Mile Area (SMA), also known as the Las Palmas community. The proposed action would be in Miami-Dade County. Improved seepage management would allow for greater operational flexibility of the Central and Southern Florida Project. Comments are due April 9, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Corps announces approval of an emergency deviation to provide relief from high water levels in the Everglades

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces the approval of an emergency deviation to the Combined Operational Plan (COP) Water Control Plan to provide relief from high water levels in the Everglades.
  • 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.
  • Federal and State Partners Celebrate CEPP South Groundbreaking

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today at the S-333 water control structure in western Miami-Dade County, bringing together members of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force to celebrate the first contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project, a project designed to improve flows south to Everglades National Park.
  • Public meetings scheduled for draft environmental report on State’s EAA Southern Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps), will host a series of public meetings to discuss and seek input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) District Section 203 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Southern Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) study the week of June 25, from 6-8 p.m. in Lehigh Acres, Clewiston, and Stuart.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes draft Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District has published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the A-1 Shallow Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) project proposed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The draft document is available for public review and comment through April 8, 2013.