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Army Corps to hold public workshop in Cape Coral today

September 16, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will hold one of two public workshops on its Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual in Cape Coral today from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The morning session will provide information on the LOSOM process and planning framework, with an opportunity for the public to ask LOSOM-related questions.

The afternoon session will feature public partcipation.

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Aerial of Port Mayaca Lock and Dam on the east side of Lake Okeechobee.

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

"The interactive afternoon session should be very interesting for everyone. Members of the public can participate in a water management simulation exercise for Lake Okeechobee, run by one of our partners, Calvin Neidrauer, Chief Consulting Engineer, modeling section of the Hydraulics and Hydrology Bureau, at the South Florida Water Management District," said Tim Gysan, LOSOM Project Manager. "Cal will run two different scenarios, and members of the public will be able to 'make the call' on the water management decisions. They'll be able to see the simulated outcome and consequences of their recommended actions. We hope it will be a valuable and informative experience."

Meeting times and places:

Cape Coral

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Vineyard Community Church

923 SE 47th Terrace

Cape Coral, FL 33904

Stuart

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indian River State College

Wolf High Technology Center

Johnson Auditorium

2400 S.E. Salerno Road

Stuart, FL 34997

The purpose of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) effort is to reevaluate and define operations for the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule that take into account additional infrastructure that will soon be operational. The additional infrastructure that will be taken into consideration includes the Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation, Kissimmee River Restoration Project, as well as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir and C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area.

Additional PDT meetings and public workshops will be held periodically throughout the process. Visit www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/ for additional information.

 
 
 

 

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