Dike repairs continue

Col. Jason Kirk of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District visited the Herbert Hoover Dike between Clewiston and South Bay on June 21 to assure residents that rehabilitation work on the dike is continuing. At left is Mali Gardner, mayor of Clewiston. At right is Janet Taylor of Glades Lives Matter.

Funding approved for dike repairs

EAA reservoir added to Water Resources Development Act BELLE GLADE – Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings stopped by the Belle Glade Marina on July 5 to announce that federal funding has been approved to speed repairs to Herbert Hoover Dike, and that the federal share of funding for the Everglades Agricultural Area […]

Herbert Hoover Dike in good condition, says corps

The dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee is in good condition, according to information presented during a media briefing Oct. 19 on the Herbert Hoover Dike at John Stretch Memorial Park. Barring a late-season hurricane, the dike should hold. With Lake Okeechobee at 17 feet (above sea level) last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) […]

Dike inspected daily, shows no signs of stress

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District Commander Col. Jason Kirk visited the Herbert Hoover Dike at Clewiston on Monday morning to announce that although Lake Okeechobee has risen to more than 17 feet above sea level while absorbing runoff from Hurricane Irma’s torrential rains last month, the dike […]