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  • Corps opens Ortona Lock for navigation following completion of maintenance repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has resumed normal operations at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway, following completion of maintenance and repairs. Completion of the work allows the Corps to resume normal operations as of Sunday, June 17, locking vessels on demand between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last lockage beginning at 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Corps accepts public comment through March 31 regarding temporary lock closure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will accept public comment through March 31 regarding the temporary closure of the Ortona Lock in scheduled for June. The Corps has been accepting public comments on the proposal to temporarily close the Ortona Lock along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for maintenance and repairs since the end of January.
  • Corps to temporarily close locks on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will temporarily close two locks along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for repairs.
  • Corps continues water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps resumes water releases for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has started releasing small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee in a continued effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps releases water to Caloosahatchee River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms.
  • Corps begins water release to Caloosahatchee River

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 23, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it has begun releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to ease growing concerns about algal blooms.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will begin another release of water from Lake Okeechobee this weekend in a continued effort to reduce saltwater levels in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary.