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Archive: 2015

Corps of Engineers announces Mile Point groundbreaking

More than 70 local, state and federal officials kicked off construction at Helen Cooper Floyd Park in Jacksonville today, July 7, 2015, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mile Point navigation project. The project will help improve navigation on the St. Johns River, increasing commerce efficiencies. [Read More]
Published: Jul-07-15

Chief of Engineers signs Port Everglades report

The Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, signed the Chief’s Report for the Port Everglades navigation project June 26. The project includes deepening and widening the harbor to meet today’s and future shipping needs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-15

Corps to host meeting on water operations field test June 30

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host a Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting to discuss the first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test, a water operations field test aimed at increasing flows to Everglades National Park. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-15

Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee, effective immediately. Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet. [Read More]
Published: Jun-22-15

Corps finalizes environmental report on planned dike repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has concluded that no significant impacts to the environment will result from a proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-15

Swimming returns to Franklin Recreation Area

Suspensions have been lifted on swimming and other water activities at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ W.P. Franklin Recreation Area near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Jun-16-15

Corps releases comprehensive study on Aquifer Storage & Recovery capabilities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released a comprehensive study on research related to the use of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), an Everglades restoration component proposed as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to recharge, store and recover water underground for ecological restoration uses. [Read More]
Published: Jun-16-15

Corps to suspend water releases to Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend additional releases of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary as a result of falling lake levels. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-15

Flows to Caloosahatchee Estuary to be reduced

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced a slight reduction in flows for its next pulse release to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The new target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be a seven-day average of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. No water from the lake is expected to be released through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Jun-04-15

Corps to suspend flows to St. Lucie; reduce flows to Caloosahatchee

With water levels dropping, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary while reducing flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary. [Read More]
Published: May-28-15
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