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Corps announces LOSOM Project Delivery Team meeting

By Staff | Apr 29, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District announced the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) will be held on April 30 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. as an online Web meeting.

LOSOM PDT members and members of the public are invited to take part at:

usace.webex.com/meet/lakeocomments

– USA toll-free: 877-336-1831

– USA caller paid/international toll: 404-443-6397 ACCESS CODE: 8993438 Security Code: 1234

The PDT members include only the federal officials and elected officers of state, local or tribal governments or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf acting in their official capacities.

“During the April LOSOM PDT meeting, the team will provide an overview of the plan formulation and evaluation process including the modeling process, the performance measures, and a more in depth discussion of the water management tools and conceptual plan evaluation using Pareto sorting techniques,” LOSOM Project Manager Tim Gysan said. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Corps team members are practicing social distancing and have been working remotely. The LOSOM PDT will meet in April via online web meeting only.”

Sub-teams are working specifically on economics, ecology, modeling, plan formulation, water supply and water quality.

The purpose of the 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 and 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.