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  • Corps seeks comments on proposed LORS deviation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is seeking comments to a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) related to proposed changes to the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) 2008 that will provide the agency additional water management flexibility at Lake Okeechobee to help address harmful algae blooms (HABs) to the best of its authority. Comments will be accepted for 15 days from Aug. 6 to Aug. 21, 2019.
  • 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).
  • Jacksonville District commander talks about south Florida programs

    Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, talked with reporters this afternoon about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program.
  • Corps reduces water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee as a result of falling lake levels, drier conditions and an improving precipitation forecast.
  • Corps increases water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has increased the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River. The new target flow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. There are no target releases for the St. Lucie Estuary, although runoff from the St. Lucie Canal will continue to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as needed.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduces Lake Okeechobee water releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will reduce discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries beginning Thursday, Nov. 1.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resumes water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed water releases from Lake Okeechobee, after a brief suspension of the discharges for Hurricane Sandy.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers temporarily suspends water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has temporarily suspended water releases from Lake Okeechobee as part of its preparations for impacts from Hurricane Sandy.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced plans to increase the water releases from Lake Okeechobee as part of its efforts to manage the rising lake level.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will begin releasing water from Lake Okeechobee as part of efforts to manage the rising lake level.