Archive: February, 2019
  • 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.
  • Corps announces public meeting in Ft. Lauderdale on Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces details for the public scoping meeting in Fort Lauderdale regarding the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). A series of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings are being held throughout south Florida during the month of February and public scoping comments will be accepted until March 31, 2019. The public is invited to provide input during a public scoping meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor Exhibit Area, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3330. Doors will open at 3 p.m.
  • Corps of Engineers seeks owner of sunken sailboat in Intracoastal Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the owner of a sunken 39-foot sailboat bearing the name MONIQUE II. The vessel is obstructing navigation in the Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Daytona Beach, just north of the Main Street Bridge at 29 degrees 13.4133 minutes north latitude and 081 degrees 01.1479 minutes west longitude. The Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard have jointly determined that this obstruction presents a hazard to navigation and requires removal under federal law (Title 33, U.S. Code Section 409).
  • Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway- Sawpit Dredging Project underway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting maintenance dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) within the Sawpit Reach in Nassau County. The project will remove approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand from the AIWW, restoring the channel to the authorized depth of 12 feet.
  • Corps announces public meeting for Surfside Beach renourishment

    Summary: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miami-Dade County and the Town of Surfside will host a public meeting Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. for the Surfside beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
  • Corps of Engineers to host Puerto Rico Industry Day in San Juan

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Industry Day, Feb. 26 in San Juan to discuss upcoming construction projects funded by Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
  • Corps awards $387 million contract for Herbert Hoover Dike seepage cutoff wall

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District announces the award of $387 million for construction of a Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation seepage cutoff wall in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. The Corps awarded the multiple award task order contract (MATOC) Jan. 31, 2019, for the construction of 28.6 miles of cutoff wall, from the dike crest through the foundation, on the southwestern side of Lake Okeechobee.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes public notice for proposed Port Tampa Bay expansion

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has published a public notice for the proposed Port Tampa Bay expansion project. The permit applicant proposes to expand existing port facilities (and associated dredging) to accommodate additional demand for deep-water cargo service in the Port Tampa Bay area. Since the proposed work includes impacts to water bodies that are under jurisdiction of the Corps of Engineers, the applicant is required by the Clean Water Act to obtain a Department of the Army permit.