Archive: February, 2016
  • Palm Beach Harbor channel maintenance starts soon

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced today that maintenance operations on Palm Beach Harbor (Lake Worth Inlet) will start early next week and continue through mid-April. The work includes placing all dredged materials on the beach immediately south of the southern jetty, extending the beach seaward approximately 60 feet.
  • Public invited to comment on the St. Johns County draft shoreline study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to review and comment on the St. Johns County, Fla., Coastal Storm Risk Management Project draft feasibility study and environmental assessment. The open comment period starts Thursday, Feb. 18, and ends Apr. 4, 2016.
  • Corps approves request for increased Everglades’ flows

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division has approved a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott for deviation from its water control plan for a key Everglades reservoir located west of Miami. The deviation raises water levels in the L-29 canal, which runs along the north side of the Tamiami Trail (US Hwy 41) between Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) and Everglades National Park. The WCA-3 water control plan limited those levels to elevation 7.5 feet (NGVD). The deviation raises the levels as high as elevation 8.5 feet, which would allow more water to flow from WCA-3 to Everglades National Park.
  • Port Everglades harbor improvement plan sent to Congress

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Record of Decision for the Port Everglades Harbor Navigation Study Jan. 29, 2016, signifying the completion of the final administrative review for the project’s report.
  • Corps to maximize flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will further increase flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend in an effort to stem the rise in water level brought about by recent heavy precipitation. Starting Friday (Feb. 5), the Corps will remove specific target flows and release as much water as practical through Moore Haven Lock (S-77) located on the west side of the lake, and the Port Mayaca Lock (S-308) located on the east side of the lake.
  • Mile Point construction moves forward; boaters should use caution

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District asks the public to use caution in the waterways at Mile Point on the St. Johns River. Heavy construction is ongoing in the Chicopit Bay and Helen Cooper Floyd Park area near Mayport Naval Station.