By: Col. Jason Kirk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander
September 30 marked the end of fiscal year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District—a year in which our Team of Professionals, alongside our partners, achieved on-the-ground benefits to restore America’s Everglades.
Unseasonably wet conditions during the dry season tested our south Florida water management system. We worked alongside our state and federal partners, utilizing any flexibility we could find in the system. Despite those efforts, Lake Okeechobee recorded its highest July 1st stage since 2005.