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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts public meeting for Turpentine Run Project

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a public meeting for the Turpentine Run project in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Interested public are invited to attend the meeting at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Auditorium at 9-1-12A Bovoni in St. Thomas, VI 00802, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accepting comments on draft report for Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is accepting comments on the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project. The comment period ends May 6.
  • Maintenance dredging for Intracoastal Waterway underway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced maintenance dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) channel for Palm Beach and Broward counties is underway. The locations are approximately 16 miles apart.
  • Corps adjusts Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee over next two weeks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to step down releases to the Caloosahatchee River over the next two weeks while continuing to send water south from the lake in order to reduce lake levels. Starting Saturday, March 23, the Corps will reduce the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). The following week, on March 30, releases to the Caloosahatchee will be stepped down to a 7-day average pulse release of 1,000 cfs. The Corps will maintain current flows to the St. Lucie estuary at an average 7-day pulse release of 250 cfs measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80).
  • Corps of Engineers to host public scoping meeting for the Rio Grande de Manatí at Ciales flood risk management study

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a feasibility study to develop and analyze flood risk management alternatives for the Municipality of Ciales, Puerto Rico. Interested public are invited to a scoping meeting Sunday March, 24, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m at the Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera located at PR-146 km 28.1, Ciales, PR, 00638.
  • Corps to continue Lake O release plan with minor adjustments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue its efforts to reduce water levels in Lake Okeechobee this dry season. The Corps plans to continue a push to send water south from the lake and maintain the current release rate to the Caloosahatchee River while making a slight adjustment in flows to the St. Lucie Canal to accommodate oyster spawning. Starting Saturday, March 16, the Corps will maintain the current pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). The Corps will reduce the flows to the St. Lucie estuary down to an average 7-day pulse release of 250 cubic feet per second as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This decision will be reviewed again next week. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps provides update on Lake Okeechobee water releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary while maintaining the current release schedule to the Caloosahatchee over the next week. Starting Saturday, March 16, the Corps will maintain the current pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). The Corps will reduce the flows to the St. Lucie estuary down to an average 7-day pulse release of 250 cubic feet per second as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This decision will be reviewed again next week. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps announces public meeting in Florida Keys for Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual; public scoping comment period extended to April 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces an additional public scoping meeting in the Florida Keys regarding the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). This will be the final meeting in a series of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings held throughout south Florida. After the scoping comments are analyzed, series of workshops will be announced in the future. The public scoping comment period will be extended through Monday, April 22, 2019. The public is invited to provide input during a public scoping meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, BOCC Room (second floor), Marathon, FL 33050.
  • Corps announces southeast Florida sediment morphodynamics contract award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the award of a Sediment Morphodynamic Assessment Project contract that will examine sediment transport in southeast Florida over the next two years. The project monitoring and modeling will support the Corps’ navigation and coastal flood risk management missions from Palm Beach to Miami-Dade County.
  • Corps takes action to lower Lake Okeechobee in advance of wet season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee to stem the recent rise in water levels and to reduce the probability of high-volume releases during the wet season. The Corps will use Additional Operational Flexibility as defined by the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule to increase flows for the next three weeks. Starting Saturday, February 23, and continuing for the next 21 days, the Corps will release water to the Caloosahatchee estuary at an average rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam, and to the St. Lucie estuary from the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) at an average rate of 500 cubic feet per second. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.