US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

Copan Lake News and Notices

Highway 10 Closures Continue

Repairs to Copan Dam’s flood control gates and spillway embankment, which require the closure of State Highway 10 over Copan Dam, will likely continue through November 2017 depending upon weather conditions.

Flood Gate repairs, which include detailed inspection and testing of gate integrity to include weld repairs, must be accomplished from the top of the bridge deck and roadway. Downstream embankment repairs are necessary to correct significant erosion concerns that have compromised portions of the roadway and guardrail across the dam and leading up to the gate repair work area.


Water Safety

The Corps wants to encourage the public to come enjoy the lake and all its amenities this upcoming weekend. We also want to encourage our visitors to use caution while boating, fishing, or swimming. Watch Your Children! Each year about 200 children drown and several thousand others are treated in hospitals for submersion accidents, accidents which leave children with permanent brain damage and respiratory health problems. Remember, it only takes a few seconds for a small child to wander away and as little as 8 seconds for a child to drown. Children have a natural curiosity and attraction to water. Watch your children at all times when around the water and ensure that everyone wears a proper-fitting lifejacket.  For more information about water safety visit our water safety page.

Copan Lake Office encourages you to contact a member of our staff with any questions or concerns. Our office telephone number is 918-532-4334, or you can re-visit this webpage for periodic updates.