Approximately 48 percent of the lower 48 states of the country remained in some level of drought. Most of the Tulsa District, which includes the Red River and Arkansas River watersheds, varied from abnormally dry to exceptional drought.
The 2013 Leadership Development Program Level II participants recently attained a unique look at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Civil Works Projects during a series of field trips April 16 – 18 throughout the district.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is unable to open Corps-operated campgrounds along the Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for the 2013 recreation season. Funding for the Oklahoma portion of the navigation system has been reduced to the point where we are not able to safely open and operate the campgrounds.
This year the Tulsa District had some of its most deserving employees compete for the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board statewide recognition awards. One of Tulsa District’s employees, Keystone Lake Manager Willy Jeffries, was presented the “Outstanding Community Service Award” for his community work around Keystone Lake and his role in leading Corps employees who volunteered to fight the 2012 Mannford wildfires.