US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • Corps announces additional increase to flows from Lake Okeechobee

    With the rise in Lake Okeechobee accelerating, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced its intent to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee. New targets are 6,500 cfs to Caloosahatchee and 2,800 cfs to St. Lucie.
  • Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- A team of professionals making tomorrow better!

    The Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently released a number of new resources for media or members of the public who want to learn more about the district and its programs.
  • Corps to increase flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District intends to release more water from Lake Okeechobee starting this weekend as it continues to manage the lake level in the midst of El Nino conditions.
  • Corps hosts public meeting for the former Lee Field Naval Air Station

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host a public meeting to present the Proposed Plan for the former Lee Field Naval Air Station – Landfill Area 2. The meeting will be held January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Green Cove Springs Police Department.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers free tours at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer free tours of the W. P. Franklin Lock and Dam on the Okeechobee Waterway in Alva through March.
  • Lake Okeechobee flows to continue at current rates

    The Corps will begin another seven-day pulse release from the lake tomorrow (Jan. 22). The target flow to the Caloosahatchee is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps plans no releases from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • 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.
  • No change in flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee at the same rates it has used over the past month. The target flow to the Caloosahatchee is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. The Corps plans no releases from the lake through St. Lucie Lock (S-80) near Stuart.
  • Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County today. The contract, known as Contract 8, involves constructing the North Detention Area, which will connect the C-111 South Dade project to the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project. These projects are Foundation Projects, which the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) builds upon to deliver essential restoration benefits to America’s Everglades.
  • Corps to maintain current flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district has decided to continue releases of water from Lake Okeechobee at the same target flows for at least another week. The Corps will begin a seven-day pulse release from the lake starting Friday (Jan. 8). The target flow to the Caloosahatchee during this period is unchanged at an average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers.