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  • Army Corps of Engineers announces Lake Okeechobee Releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will start releasing water from Lake Okeechobee today after heavy inflows from the north and rains across the region caused the lake to reach 16.21 feet, a 1.33 foot rise in the past 30 days with six weeks left in hurricane season.
  • Corps announces additional changes to navigation on Kissimmee River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is implementing additional navigation restrictions for boaters along roughly 10 miles of the lower Kissimmee River basin. Earlier this summer, the Corps closed a portion of the canal seven miles upstream to three miles downstream of the U.S. Highway 98 bridge located near Basinger approximately 20 miles northwest of Okeechobee. Now the Corps is advising boaters that the historic oxbows in the vicinity are also closed to navigation.
  • USACE advises Lake Okeechobee boaters to be aware of algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has issued a notice to navigation interests advising boaters to be aware of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for Hurricane Irma; continues to respond to Harvey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is closely coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other federal partners, and state and local agencies in preparing for Hurricane Irma.
  • Environmental report on proposed dike repairs available for final comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is taking comments for the next 30 days on an environmental report related to the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The comment period for the final environmental impact statement on the Herbert Hoover Dike Dam Safety Modification Study opens today (June 3) and will remain open until Sunday, July 3. The document focuses on the potential environmental impacts related to the Corps’ recommended plan to complete rehabilitation on the dike.
  • Corps to host public meetings on dike rehabilitation plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host three meetings in January in communities around Lake Okeechobee to discuss a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an associated environmental impact statement regarding rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps released the report on December 24 for public review and comment. The draft document contains alternative solutions that outline a path forward toward completing ongoing rehabilitation of the dike.
  • Environmental report on proposed dike repairs available for review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released a draft environmental report for public review on its proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps to make draft report available on dike rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to release a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an associated draft environmental impact statement to the public on Thursday (Dec. 24). The draft reports contain alternative solutions that outline a path forward toward completing ongoing rehabilitation of the dike.
  • Corps awards second contract this year for Kissimmee River Restoration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded its second construction contract this year for the Kissimmee River Restoration project, a large-scale Everglades restoration project spanning through Highlands and Okeechobee counties.
  • Corps awards second contract for dike rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract in the last two weeks to replace water control structures within Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen dam surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida.