• June

    Jacksonville Commander announces Lake Okeechobee Wet Season Strategy

    The start of the wet season is a key moment in any water year, and it is here for 2023. We have seen the weather shift into wet season patterns across south Florida and over Lake Okeechobee. When the system is in a transition, we work together to assess the current system conditions, look back at what’s happened, and evaluate trends moving forward. Let’s review the 2022-2023 dry season and outline our strategy for the 2023 wet season.
  • USACE Hosts volunteers for National Pollinator Week

    ALVA, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted volunteers from Southern Florida for a day of service at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam South Recreation Area near Alva during National Pollinator Week, on Saturday, June 24, to plant nearly 9,000 Florida native pollinator wildflowers and grasses.
  • May

    USACE creates project Task Force VIPR for Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to take new approaches to engineering solutions for our nations toughest challenges and introduced the new task force that aims to speed up construction of the ongoing civilian works on the Island. Task Force U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (Task Force VIPR) was created to organize and prioritize the demand of construction projects throughout the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  • Jacksonville hails arrival of largest container ship to ever call at port

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 4, 2023 – Less than one year since the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor 47-foot Deepening project, Jaxport marked a milestone with the arrival yesterday of the largest capacity container ship to ever call at the Blount Island Marine Terminal. The USACE Jacksonville District's Harbor Deepening project provides the water draft needed to accommodate such vessels.
  • April

    ERDC leadership visits Jacksonville District Puerto Rico Projects

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Antilles Office and the Puerto Rico Integrated Projects Office hosted a recent visit by Dr. David W. Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) as well as representatives of its seven laboratories. 
  • Puerto Nuevo Flood Risk Management Project Team participates in Community Meeting

    San Juan, Puerto Rico - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, Antilles office, Río Puerto Nuevo Flood Risk Management Project team participated in a community meeting March 28.
  • March

    USACE hosts Industry Day in San Juan Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – March 1, 2023 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Antilles Office hosted an Industry Day in San Juan Puerto Rio at Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico. Local, national, and international construction companies from benefited from their participation.
  • USACE hosts charrette, public scoping meeting for St. Augustine Back Bay CSRM Feasibility Study

    St. Augustine, Fla. – Feb. 24, 2023 -- Jacksonville District’s St. Augustine Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study took two big steps forward when the district and its non-federal sponsor, the City of St. Augustine, began a three-day charrette and held a public meeting to introduce residents to the study’s issues and aims.
  • USACE participates in NOAA hydrographic review panel

    San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 24, 2023 -- Over 50 local, national, and international construction companies benefited from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, Industry Day held this week at Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico.
  • February

    USACE breaks ground on massive Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project

    South Bay, Fla. – Feb. 22, 2023 -- Groundbreaking ceremonies have been used for centuries to celebrate the start of a new venture and give thanks to those who blazed a trail and made it possible.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and the South Florida Water Management District teamed with federal, state, and local officials along with stakeholders to break ground for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir, a major component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan that reconnects Lake Okeechobee water to the central Everglades.
  • USACE moving forward: San Juan Harbor Improvements Project Partnership Agreement

    San Juan, Puerto Rico., Jan. 31, 2023 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and Puerto Rico Port Authority joined forces in a brief ceremony and signed a Project Partnership Agreement as a way forward towards the improvement of San Juan Harbor, in San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 30, 2023.
  • January

    USACE holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Caño Martín Peña’s Ecosystem Restoration Project in Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico., Jan. 31, 2023 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the “Corporación Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña” hosted a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of the ecosystem restoration project in the Caño Martín Peña residential area.
  • USACE Celebrates Completion of the Herbert Hoover Dike Restoration Project

    Clewiston, Fla. – Jan.25, 2023 --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District celebrated the substantial completion of construction for the Herbert Hoover Restoration Project around Lake Okeechobee.
  • Jacksonville District signs Feasibility Cost Share Agreement for the St. Augustine, Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District commander and Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline a City of St. Augustine official, marked the start of a comprehensive study to address ongoing coastal flooding within the city limits.
  • December

    Murphy retires from Jacksonville District, lauded for his savvy leadership

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District recognized Jerry Timothy “Tim” Murphy, deputy district engineer for programs and project Management in a retirement ceremony highlighting his impactful career at the district headquarters.
  • Jacksonville Commander announces Lake Okeechobee Dry Season Strategy

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2022) During the height of hurricane emergency response efforts from Ian and Nicole, our decisions were easy to reduce immediate impacts. Now, the question of how to manage all the water in Lake Okeechobee is upon us, and the solution is not an easy one.
  • USACE Celebrates Ground Breaking with SFWMD to Support Everglades Restoration and Mitigate Flooding

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2022) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District joined other federal, state, and local officials along with stakeholders to break ground on the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) New Water Seepage Barrier Wall Project, which extends the successful underground wall that was built as part of the 8.5 Square Mile Area Seepage Wall Project.
  • November

    Jacksonville District inspection teams assess Tropical Storm Nicole impacts to Florida Atlantic beaches

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Nov. 18, 2022) – When Tropical Storm Nicole came ashore over Florida Nov. 9, it exacerbated beach erosion and surge damage from Hurricane Ian that had pummeled the peninsula in late September, leaving a wake of destruction widely estimated to total $50 billion or more.
  • Jacksonville District South Florida Operations prepares for Hurricane Nicole

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2022)– Bravo Zulu is an often-used Navy phrase that means “Good Job” or “Well Done.” As Hurricane Nicole makes its way toward Florida’s east coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District South Florida Operations team prepares for a possible tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane and is securing facilities, providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments to navigation, recreation, and Lake Okeechobee operations to keep them safe.
  • Jacksonville District Small Business outreach supports mission through networking with PTAC

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2022)– In celebration of Inaugural National Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center Day, (PTAC) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Small Business office, the First Coast Business, Alliance, in partnership with the Florida PTAC at the University of North Florida hosted a day of networking, consulting, training and gaining valuable resources.