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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Corps to resume flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will resume flows from Lake Okeechobee in an effort to stem the rise in water level resulting from Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Sept. 15), the Corps will release as much water as practical through the spillway at Port Mayaca Lock & Dam (S-308) located on the east side of the lake. The Corps will initiate flows from the Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary as soon as capacity exists downstream.
  • Corps to release water from Lake Okeechobee in advance of Irma

    As Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Atlantic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun a pre-storm drawdown that includes water releases from Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps provides update on Everglades restoration

    Jacksonville District Commander Col.Jason Kirk met with the U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to provide the latest information related to the Corps’ review of options under consideration to meet the state of Florida’s desire for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Col. Kirk spoke to reporters following the meeting.
  • Corps to change flow pattern for St. Lucie Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making plans to send runoff that collects in the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) in Martin County to the east through the St. Lucie Lock & Dam structure (S-80).
  • Corps adjusts flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has adjusted the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (May 19) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 375 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is being released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps reduces flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has further reduced the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps began a new seven-day pulse release Friday (April 14) to the Caloosahatchee Estuary with a target flow averaging 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers.