Keeping An Eye on The Lake

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Three important public meetings are being held this month to discuss the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual which will determine how water is released from the lake for the next decade. The first meeting is this Thursday.

The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual Project Delivery Team meets Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The June 17 meeting is to present a high-level overview of the Iteration 2 modeling results and discuss the schedule for project delivery team’s evaluation of the final alternative array,” said LOSOM Project Manager Tim Gysan. “The Corps will also host two technical workshops to interactively evaluate the details of the alternatives.”

“We request that the PDT technical experts come to the workshops prepared to the provide their interpretation of the data as it relates to their area of expertise,” said Gysan. “We have a lot of work to do to get us to the preferred alternative by August and look forward to engaging the PDT for in-depth evaluations during the workshops.”

“Our goal is to have a draft preferred alternative for stakeholders to consider as of July 16 and the final preferred alternative by August 4, 2021; the release of a draft EIS for public comment by February 2022, the release of a final EIS by July of 2022, and a Record of Decision by November of 2022, so that we have the best possible plan ready to implement as soon as the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation is complete at the end of 2022.”

LOSOM PDT Technical Workshops will also be held on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here’s how you can join all the meetings:
LOSOM PDT Meeting – Iteration 2 Performance Review
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/earl.t.gysan
Call-in toll-free number: 1-844-800-2712
Call-in number:1-669-234-1177
Access Code: 1997788788

LOSOM Iteration 2 Evaluation Technical Workshop
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/lisa.e.aley
+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free
+1-669-234-1177 US Toll
Access code: 199 737 9512
Password: 1234

LOSOM Iteration 2 Evaluation Technical Workshop
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/lisa.e.aley
+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free
+1-669-234-1177 US Toll
Access code: 199 737 9512
Password: 1234