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  • Lake Okeechobee releases planned for Sediment Study on June 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District plans to execute a minor deviation June 22 that will release water from the lake as part of an ongoing sediment study by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The releases will affect only the Julian Keen, Jr. Lock and Dam (S-77) as water is released to support the study.
  • USACE seeks comments on Third Revised Draft PIR and Supplemental EIS for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Third Revised Draft Project Implementation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/SEIS). Comments are due Monday, August 1, 2022. The report, along with information about the project and instructions on how to provide comments, can be found at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/
  • USACE Prepares for Potential Tropical Storm

    USACE will not make any pre-storm releases from Lake Okeechobee or any of the canals it operates, but it will begin closing all structures on the Herbert Hoover Dike later today and suspend all scheduled releases from the lake until the storm has passed.
  • Review of LOSOM draft documents scheduled for summer 2022

    The release of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual draft Environmental Impact Statement and Water Control Plan documents for review by federal, state, tribal partners and members of the public has moved to mid-summer because feedback from the initial draft documents requires additional analysis by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District.
  • USACE further reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will further reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, April 30 as we continue a gradual step-down to help moderate the high recession rate on Lake Okeechobee while sustaining beneficial conditions for the lake and estuaries through the remainder of the dry season.
  • USACE reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, April 16 in an effort to support the ecology of the estuary and Lake Okeechobee, slightly slow the recession of the lake, and sustain beneficial conditions through the remainder of the dry season.
  • USACE adjusts Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will slightly decrease Lake Okeechobee releases to the Caloosahatchee beginning Saturday, April 2 to support the ecology of the estuary.
  • USACE announces LOSOM Listening Session on March 21

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Listening Session scheduled for Monday, March 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We request that any written feedback be provided via email to LakeOComments@usace.army.mil by noon on Monday, March 21.
  • USACE announces NEPA Public Meetings for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project on March 22

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Meetings for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The morning meeting will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the evening meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • USACE announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting on March 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • USACE Increases Lake Okeechobee Releases to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will increase Lake Okeechobee releases at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) from the current 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 2,000 cfs beginning April 24.
  • LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting scheduled for May 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting, to be held Friday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jacksonville District continues Lake Okeechobee Release Reductions

    The Jacksonville District announced today the continuation of gradual reductions of Lake Okeechobee releases to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers after beginning the transition to dry season operations Dec. 5.
  • LOSOM PDT Meeting scheduled for November 20; pre-registration required

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held Friday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • Corps announces approval of a planned deviation from Lake O Regulation Schedule to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, announces the approval of a planned deviation from the water control plan for Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area, also known as the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS 2008), in order to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms.
  • Army Corps of Engineers announces Lake Okeechobee Releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will start releasing water from Lake Okeechobee today after heavy inflows from the north and rains across the region caused the lake to reach 16.21 feet, a 1.33 foot rise in the past 30 days with six weeks left in hurricane season.
  • Corps announces public comment and webinar on planned deviation from Lake O Regulation Schedule to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, announces public comment on the Draft Revised Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the planned deviation from the water control plan for Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area, also known as the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS 2008) in order to reduce risk from Harmful Algal Blooms. A webinar to provide information regarding the proposed planned deviation is planned for 1 p.m. on July 21. Public comments are due July 30.
  • LOSOM PDT Meeting Scheduled for June 25; Pre-registration required

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held June 25 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions on public meetings, this meeting will be held online only. NOTE: Pre-registration required.
  • Corps awards final cutoff wall contract for HHD rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the final contract for the cutoff wall required as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee.
  • Corps increases flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Releases will be made in a pulse pattern beginning on Saturday.