Author: Jim Yocum
  • February

    Jacksonville District restarts Western Everglades Restoration Project

    Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2022) –One of the few Everglades restoration projects located in Southwest Florida, the Western Everglades Restoration Project is back with an approved extension and a plan to complete the study in 2023.
  • July

    HHD Rehabilitation project improves community safety

    It's the safety benefits that make the Herbert Hoover Dike cutoff wall so important to those living around Lake Okeechobee, even if they never actually see it.
  • January

    Jacksonville District hiring senior-level engineers to fill critical positions

    Federal government hiring has a reputation for being challenging. Not this time. The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cutting through all of that bureaucracy to fill up to 35 critical engineering positions, and plans to do the hiring by the end of March.
  • June

    Lake Okeechobee Update for 2020 Rainy Season

    After a drier than normal dry season, Lake Okeechobee operations transition to rainy season without plans for imminent large releases to estuaries.
  • April

    Corps Starts Construction of 450-Bed Alternate Care Facility at Miami Beach Convention Center

    The governor of Florida and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commanding general met with county and city leaders in Miami Beach Wednesday to discuss construction of an alternate care facility in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th Chief of Engineers, joined Gov. Ron DeSantis, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber on a tour of the 500,000 square foot facility that the Army Corps of Engineers began transforming into a 450-bed alternate care facility Tuesday.