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The CURRITUCK hopper dredge is a vessel within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ maritime fleet based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. This vessel works in the shallow-draft ocean bar channels along the Atlantic coast. In addition to removing dredged material from the channel, the CURRITUCK can transport the material to the downdrift beach and deposit it in the surf zone to nourish sand-starved beaches.
CURRITUCK provides navigation relief from storms
The Army Corps of Engineers deployed their dredging vessel, the CURRITUCK, to Florida in February 2017 to provide relief to small inlets and waterways clogged by recent storms. The dredge will travel to the east and the west coasts of Florida before moving north in mid-April.
For Engineer Career Day 2016, students designed and built bridges
Focus on STEM during National Engineers Week
As the commander and District Engineer of the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its 800-strong team of scientists, engineers and other professionals, I encourage everyone to celebrate and recognize the important contributions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals during this year’s National Engineers Week — February 19-25.
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to work towards bringing the Kissimmee River Restoration project to completion, navigation closures will remain in effect to accommodate ongoing construction activities.
Construction continues on Kissimmee River Restoration; Navigation closures remain in effect
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to work towards bringing the Kissimmee River Restoration project to completion, navigation closures will remain in effect to accommodate ongoing construction activities.
The importance of aligning priorities and maintaining momentum were key discussion points for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership who spoke about ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades during the 32nd Annual Everglades Coalition Conference.
Corps emphasizes momentum, collaboration at annual Everglades conference
The importance of aligning priorities and maintaining momentum were key discussion points for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership who spoke about ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades during the 32nd Annual Everglades Coalition Conference.
The Central Everglades Planning Project―which is included in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act―will put the necessary conveyance features in place to enable water to flow south from Lake Okeechobee.
Central Everglades Planning Project Authorized
The Central Everglades Planning Project―which is included in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act―will put the necessary conveyance features in place to enable water to flow south from Lake Okeechobee.
Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation program manager Mike Rogalski pauses for a question while observing work at the Culvert 12 job site near Pahokee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is replacing more than two dozen water control structures, commonly known as “culverts” to reduce risk of failure of the 143-mile earthen dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida.
Corps continues rehabilitation efforts at Herbert Hoover Dike
Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation program manager Mike Rogalski pauses for a question while observing work at the Culvert 12 job site near Pahokee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is replacing more than two dozen water control structures, commonly known as “culverts” to reduce risk of failure of the 143-mile earthen dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida.
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Big Fishweir Creek project shows signs of progress
The Big Fishweir Creek project is moving forward after the City of Jacksonville recently approved funding for the Corps to execute a project partnership agreement and initiate the design and implementation phase of the project.
The Jacksonville District protects Florida's coastlines to sustain impacts from storms year-round - watch this short video clip to find out more.
Building Coastal Resiliency
The Jacksonville District protects Florida's coastlines to sustain impacts from storms year-round - watch this short video clip to find out more.

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Corps of Engineers deploys dredge to provide navigation relief from storms

3/24/2017
The Army Corps of Engineers deployed their dredging vessel, the CURRITUCK, to Florida in February 2017 to provide relief to small inlets and waterways clogged by recent storms. The CURRITUCK will travel to the east and the west coasts of Florida before moving north in mid-April.

Jacksonville District commander talks about south Florida programs

3/14/2017
Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, talked with reporters this afternoon about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program.

Bridge maintenance impacts boaters on Okeechobee Waterway

3/7/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is alerting boaters of a route closure that will impact travel along the southern part of Lake Okeechobee. The Corps learned today that crews from Palm Beach County will conduct emergency maintenance on the Torrey Island Bridge which crosses Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 near Belle Glade. While the repairs are underway, crews will suspend operations of the swinging bridge, effectively closing the route to most vessels.

Corps invites public to Port Everglades navigation improvements project meeting

2/16/2017
Jacksonville, Florida – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages the public to provide input as part of an updated analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Port Everglades navigation improvements project. An open comment period started in late September and will end March 24, 2017.

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