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  • Corps continues releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary at current rates. The Corps plans to release water from the lake to the Caloosahatchee in a pulsing pattern that averages 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) over a seven-day period measured at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). No releases are planned through the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80).
  • Corps maintains current flow pattern from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain water releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates for the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The Corps plans to target flows at a seven-day average of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) measured at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). No releases are planned through the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) at this time.
  • Corps announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting in Homestead and via Web Meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 in Homestead in Miami-Dade County and also online as a Web Meeting.
  • Corps to release water to the Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will provide flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary this week.
  • Corps maintains schedule of no releases to the estuaries from Lake O

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain its current schedule of no releases to the estuaries from Lake Okeechobee, while continuing to send water south for water supply.
  • Corps announces details for LOSOM public workshops

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces details for Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) public workshops, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 16 in Cape Coral and Tuesday, September 17 in Stuart.
  • USACE provides update on Dorian response activities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is assessing impacts to its projects now that Hurricane Dorian has moved out of its area of responsibility.
  • 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).