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  • December

    Jacksonville District hosts Minister of Chinese Water Resources on a tour of America's Everglades

    A delegation of senior water management officials from the People’s Republic of China, including the Minister of Water Resources, toured the Everglades with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partner agencies. The group discussed processes and progress in the United States’ largest ecosystem restoration program.
  • Jacksonville District hosts Minister of Chinese Water Resources on a tour of America's Everglades

    A delegation of senior water management officials from the People’s Republic of China, including the Minister of Water Resources, toured the Everglades with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partner agencies. The group discussed processes and progress in the United States’ largest ecosystem restoration program.
  • November

    Making tomorrow better — An introduction to the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    I took command of the Jacksonville District in July of this year — I’m very proud of the district — its past accomplishments, the work we are doing now, and most importantly the important work ahead of us. The mission of our district is to deliver value to the Nation by anticipating needs and collaboratively engineering solutions that support national security, energize our economy and increase resiliency.
  • October

    Antilles Area Office completes successful move to new location

    After a large scale coordinated effort, employees finally settled into their new office space in mid- September. The new temporary facility is located at the Angel Ramos Foundation-Annex Building, 383 FD Roosevelt Ave., San Juan, PR, 00917, and will be occupied for up to five years.
  • September

    Record of Decision signed for Central Everglades Planning Project

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Record of Decision for the Central Everglades Planning Project on Aug. 31, 2015, signifying the completion of the final administrative review for the ecosystem restoration project’s report.
  • August

    Water and boating safety

    Water safety tips from the Corps of Engineers.
  • July

    New pilings at Canaveral Lock a win-win

    The new pilings being driven into place at the Canaveral Lock are a win-win. Not only are they more environmentally friendly than traditional pilings, but they are expected to last longer and save money in the end.
  • Turner visits south Florida

    USACE South Atlantic Division Commander Brig. Gen. David Turner visited ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction projects in south Florida on June 23-24.
  • June

    Environmental reports for G-3273 & S-356 Pump Station Field Test available

    The Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test are now available online. The first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 pump station field test will evaluate the raising or removing of the G-3273 constraint of 6.8 feet and holding the L-29 Canal stage at 7.5 feet to enable increased water deliveries to Everglades National Park. This is the first step in the incremental approach to develop the final operating plan for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and C-111 South Dade projects.
  • Partners Celebrate the Sand on Venice Beach

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined our partners to celebrate the completion of the Venice Beach renourishment project at “Celebrate the Sand” Friday, June 5 on Venice Beach.
  • May

    Draft supplemental report for Decomp Physical Model available for 30-day public and agency review

    The Draft Supplemental Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Decomp Physical Model (DPM) is now available for public and agency review. Comments will be accepted through June 18, 2015. The Decomp Physical Model is a field-scale test that is being conducted along a 3,000-foot stretch of the L-67A and L-67C levees and canals in Water Conservation Area (WCA) 3A and 3B to determine how best to design and formulate plans for future decompartmentalization of WCA-3, as envisioned in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
  • Collaborative effort brings benefits to Lake Worth Lagoon

    A dedicated and collaborative effort between numerous local, state, federal and private organizations is providing essential benefits to the Lake Worth Lagoon through the completion of the Grassy Flats Restoration Project in Palm Beach County, Fla.
  • April

    Comprehensive study on Aquifer Storage & Recovery capabilities scheduled to be finalized by summer

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is in the process of finalizing a comprehensive study on research related to the use of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), an Everglades restoration component proposed as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to recharge, store and recover water underground for ecological restoration uses.
  • February

    Puerto Nuevo flood reduction project under construction

    A $40-million mega project is underway at Bechara in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which addresses flood risk reduction. The project involves replacing a 7-foot diameter sewer siphon in the Port of San Juan, which provides drainage for major portions of the city.
  • Culebra residents meet new project manager and hear updates on projects

    Residents of Culebra, Puerto Rico were introduced to Jacksonville District’s newest project manager, Wilberto Cubero, at a recently held meeting updating the community about ongoing work on the island.
  • January

    A worthwhile investment

    Crystal Markley, a Jacksonville District engineer, doesn't vacation in Paris or Tahiti but uses her annual leave volunteering with Engineers without Borders (EWS-USA) to help communities in rural areas access potable water. Markley, who received a degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, joined Jacksonville District in July 2010. She worked with EWB-USA to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the Nahuaterique region of Honduras.
  • Year in review: Small business office

    During 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Small Business Office invested in contractors and businesses, hoping the return on investment would pay off in a big way.
  • Year in review: Ports

    Jacksonville District is responsible for 17 deep draft and 20 shallow draft harbors in Florida and the Caribbean – and it seems like teams here made progress on nearly all of them during 2014!
  • Year in Review: Ecosystem restoration

    From transferring the first completed Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) project to resolving long-standing policy issues that will enable restoration projects to move forward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has performed some heavy lifting this year to keep Everglades restoration progress moving forward.
  • Year in Review: Civil works transformation

    Nature struck powerful blows against Florida in 2012 with storm-force winds, rain and large swells causing more than $68 billion in damages and brought a record amount of beach restoration work to Jacksonville District. The work resulted in constructing 22 projects and in 2014 teams ensured more than 38.5 miles of critically eroded beaches in Florida received sand to protect upland structures.