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Archive: October, 2015

Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-15

Corps to begin Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to initiate a seven-day pulse release tomorrow (Oct. 23). The target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be an average of 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. [Read More]
Published: Oct-22-15

Swimming beach open at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has reopened the swimming beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River. [Read More]
Published: Oct-21-15

W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-15

Water operations field test begins in Everglades

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As progress continues to be made in restoring America’s Everglades, an incremental water operations field test has been initiated to take a deeper look at what operational refinements are possible to provide additional ecological benefits to the Everglades ecosystem. The first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test (Increment 1) started today. The test aims to increase flows to Everglades National Park and is the result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of the Interior and the State of Florida. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-15

Clean Water Act case settled between the U.S. and Juan Carlos Sainz

A Miami-Dade County homebuilder, Juan Carlos Sainz, has been required to pay a $45,000 civil penalty and repay $222,482.96 plus $30,276 in interest to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-15