TREVIICOS returns to FL to continue its work at Herbert Hoover Dike, the 143-mile earthen dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee which is seeing ongoing rehabilitation by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to assure against impacts from flooding for a large area of South Florida.
The project assigned to TREVIICOS focuses on the Eastern Section of Lake Okeechobee in the Reach 1 Extension embankment from South Bay to Lake Harbor. The work includes the construction of 6.5 miles of self-hardening slurry cutoff wall to depths reaching 80 feet, totaling over 1.8 million Sq. Ft.
This rehabilitation project is part of the USACE investment of over $870 million in projects and safety measures taken to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure and flooding resulting from rising water levels at Lake Okeechobee.
Installation of 21.4 miles of cutoff wall on the southeast side of the lake, along with replacing old water control structures, commonly known as culverts, are some of the steps being taken to protect the area.