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  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District announced yesterday the award of $387 million for construction of a Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation seepage cutoff wall in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. According to the Corps, the contract that was awarded Jan. 31, 2019 includes construction of 28.6 miles of cutoff wall, from […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to construct several miles of seepage barrier at the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of its ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract on February 28, for $55 million to Treviicos South, Inc. […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is taking comments for the next 30 days on an environmental report related to the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The comment period for the final environmental impact statement on the Herbert Hoover Dike Dam Safety Modification Study opened, June 3, and will remain […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, Colonel Andrew Kelly, and other Jacksonville District officials conducted a site assessment recently at Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) to discuss preparations for the 2019 hurricane season. During the visit, geotechnical engineers and the Dam Safety Program Managers inspected the 143 miles of HHD embankment to identify […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has released an environmental report for public review on its proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surround Lake Okeechobee. The report, known as an environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact focuses on a Corps proposal to extend embankment repairs in […]

  • 7 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has postponed public meetings that were scheduled to be held later this month regarding rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The meetings were scheduled for Sept. 22-25 at various locations in south Florida.  The meetings are being postponed due to delays associated with […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host two public meetings to discuss the initial phases of a Dam Safety Modification Study (DSMS) that is underway on Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps is conducting the DSMS to determine the final phase of rehabilitation projects for the dike, a 143-mile earthen structure that encircles […]

  • 1 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a key report that authorizes additional rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The Corps’ Jacksonville District received notification Tuesday (August 30) that the dam safety modification report for the dike has been approved, marking the culmination of a four-year […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District is implementing additional navigation restrictions for boaters along roughly 10 miles of the lower Kissimmee River basin. As reported, USACE continues backfilling operations on the C-38 Canal as part of an ongoing effort to restore historic flows of the Kissimmee River. Earlier this summer, the Corps closed […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the state of Florida to accept $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.   The agreement is the result of a measure passed by the Florida legislature during their 2017 session. The agreement allows USACE […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) due to ongoing construction associated with the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike. On May 1, the portion of trail between John Stretch Park and South Bay is scheduled to close. The closure will likely remain […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

     The Florida Chamber of Commerce has just released a video named ‘Securing Florida’s Water Future: Kissimmee River’, the latest in a series of water education videos that demonstrate the importance of following science-based research solutions. ‘Securing Florida’s Water Future: Kissimmee River’ features research produced by Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Martin County has announced that they have been awarded grant for the St. Lucie Inlet dredging project from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). Since 1999, FIND has provided periodic funding on four previous occasions for projects in the St. Lucie Inlet including dredging and north jetty improvements. The planned maintenance dredging of the St. […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host four public meetings to provide an update on rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Since 2007, the Corps has been engaged in projects to address concerns with the dike’s integrity. To date, work has focused on installation of a 22-mile “cutoff […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane has been re-appointed to serve on the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force by Governor Ron DeSantis. The Task Force is comprised of 14 members including federal, tribal, state, and local representatives, to develop policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects, and activities that address the restoration, preservation, and protection of the South […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has concluded that no significant impacts to the environment will result from a proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The finding is contained in an environmental assessment report prepared by the Corps this spring. It focused on a proposal to […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to replace the 26th and final water control structure within the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. USACE awarded the $23.5 million contract last week to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. of Orlando, Fla. The contract […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At yesterday’s South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration Drew Bartlett was announced as the new Co-Chairman of the task force. “As Deputy Secretary at DEP, Drew Bartlett is instrumental in implementing Governor Rick Scott’s landmark Everglades water quality plan. His contribution […]

  • 10 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As 2016 turns into 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District continues the task of rehabilitating the Herbert Hoover Dike in south Florida. The highlight of 2016 was approval of a dam safety modification report in August. Approval of the report provided Jacksonville District with a definitive path for completion of the rehabilitation […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District recently awarded one of two remaining construction contracts for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, a massive Everglades restoration project in Polk and Osceola counties. The $4,837,000 C-37 Embankment Armoring construction contract was awarded to Herve Cody Contractor from Robbinsville, North Carolina. The contract involves placing one-mile of […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board yesterday unanimously named Ernie Marks the District’s new Executive Director, effective Wednesday, August 2. “Ernie Marks has amassed over 20 years of public service in natural resource management, with 13 of those years solely concentrated on the restoration of America’s Everglades,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First budget recommends more than $1.5 billion to protect and enhance Florida’s natural resources, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection informs. The Florida First budget emphasizes projects that will improve water quality, enhance water supplies and safeguard natural resources while directly benefiting communities statewide. DEP Secretary, Jon Steverson, said: “Governor Scott’s proposed […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded its third contract over the past month to replace two additional water control structures in Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract Sept. 27 for $36.1 million to Harry […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received an award for its rehabilitation work at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The Palm Beach Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced the Reach 1 portion of the rehabilitation project was the winner of its Outstanding Project of the […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection conducted a public workshop in Bartow to present draft water quality restoration goals, known as Total Maximum Daily Loads, for Lake Bonny, Lake Hollingsworth, Lake Lena and Deer Lake near the City of Lakeland. The restoration goals will establish limits on nitrogen or phosphorus loadings to the lakes in […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    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. The Corps awarded the contract April 30, 2020 for $41.4 million to Bauer Foundation Corporation from Odessa, Florida. The contract […]