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PURPOSE:  The purpose of these public notices are to inform you of a proposal for work in which you might be interested and to solicit your comments and information to better enable us to make a reasonable decision on factors affecting the public interest.

SECTION 10: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) to regulate all work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of the United States.  The intent of this law is to protect the navigable capacity of waters important to interstate commerce.

SECTION 404: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344) to regulate the discharges of dredged and fill material into all waters of the United States.  These waters include lakes, rivers, streams, mudflats, sandflats, sloughs, wet meadows, natural ponds, and wetlands adjacent to other waters.  The intent of the law is to protect these waters from the indiscriminate discharge of material capable of causing pollution and to restore and maintain their chemical, physical, and biological integrity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

Regulatory Office, Chief

918-669-7400

 

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SWT-2013-51

Posted: 10/10/2013

Expiration date: 11/11/2013


Description of Work: The applicant proposes the placement of fill material into jurisdictional
waters within 505 linear feet (It) of Fred Creek (FC) and approximately 1,100 If of a low-flow
channel of Joe Creek (JCLFC), both stream channels are within confluence of the Arkansas River
following the left descending bank. Approximately 18.76 acres of earthen fill material would
consist of mixed rock material and sand to be excavated from within the Arkansas River channel
and distributed to project areas as patt of the improvement project (See Figure I, Enclosure 1 0).

Location

Sand

Soil

Rock

Concrete

Total(cvs)

Acres

 

 

 

ARl

 

 

 

2

 

 

,875

611

620

 

4

 

 

,106

2.55

 

 

 

AR2

 

 

 

15

 

 

,500

4,502

2

 

 

,200

 

22,202

2.75

 

 

 

AR3

 

 

 

16,500

5,490

5,490

 

27,480

1.42

 

 

 

AR4

 

 

 

5,000

996

3,000

 

8,996

0.93

 

 

 

AR5

 

 

 

I

 

 

00,100

39,929

4

 

 

,000

250

144,279

9.94

 

 

 

S02B

 

 

(JCLFC)

12

 

 

,063

4

 

 

,021

4,021

 

20

 

 

,105

0.75

 

 

 

S03 (FC)

 

 

 

1

 

 

,133

2

 

 

10

550

2,333

4

 

 

,226

0.42

 

 

 

Project Total

 

 

 

153

 

 

,171

55,759

1

 

 

9,881

2

 

 

,583

231,394

18.76

 

 

 


The placement of fi ll material within the Arkansas River and the method of removing the
accumulated sediment is a "discharge" of dredged material. This includes the addition, placement,
or redistribution of dredged or excavated materials within waters of the United States. A total of
approximately 231,394 cubic yards (cys) of earthen material would be used to reclaim land to
construct the casino expansion area. The eroded riverbank would be reformed using a combination
of the adjacent river sand, select fill, topsoil and armoring comprised of manmade stone and
natural stone material, and geotextile fabric for stabi lization. A 3,400 If bank stabilization project
would be constructed using vegetated riprap and would tie into the stabilization work of the Joe
Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project to FC right descending bank and from FC left descending
bank to the end of the project boundary. In FC, the concrete lined channel would be extended
250 If using reinforced concrete or large block system or a similar concrete lined trapezoidal
channel.
The proposal includes the construction of two pedestrian bridges, one vehicular bridge over FC, a
proposed overlook, a boat ramp, an observation area, and a new pedestrian and biking trail that
extends from Joe Creek to the southern end of the property. These bridge construction projects
would be authorized under Nationwide Permit 14 for Linear Transportation Crossings.
The applicant has also proposed to use concrete and reinforced concrete around stormwater outfall
structures made of precast reinforced concrete pipes and box structures.
Work would be done using wheeled and tracked excavation equipment (backhoes, track hoes,
dozers, dump trucks, and front-end loaders), drilling rigs, concrete trucks, concrete pumping
equipment, compactors, and graders.