Tulsa News from DVIDS

  1. Corpstruction - National Levee Safety Program Interview with Tammy Conforti of USACE Headquarters

    Unless you live on a mountain top, you’re probably within a few miles of a levee. Communities in every state and the District of Columbia rely on levees for flood prevention and mitigation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live in a county with at least one levee. Because flood risk reduction is in the federal interest, many miles of those levees are inspected and monitored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and flood risk reduction is the primordial mission of many USACE districts. In this episode of the Corpstruction podcast, Tammy Conforti, special assistant for levee safety at USACE Headquarters, talks to us about the National Levee Safety Program initiative, and how the USACE and FEMA are working together to activate communities so that they understand their flood risk and get involved in the initiative. To learn more about the National Levee Safety Program, visit www.leveesafety.org and provide comments or feedback by March 31, 2022. To help ensure comments are related to the scope of the initiative, please review the five associated fact sheets on the website before submitting comments or suggestions.
    1/5/2022
  2. USACE Chaplain visits Tulsa District staff at Tinker Air Force Base

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Chaplain, Geoffrey Bailey visited staff at the USACE Resident Office at Tinker Air Force Base Dec. 23, where he toured Tulsa District projects on the base and visited with district staff members about his role in USACE and his availability for support services.
    12/29/2021
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    Daniel de Robles, Area Engineer Tulsa District E&C Branch Tinker Air Force Base briefs USACE Chaplain Geoffrey Bailey during a visit to Tinker Air Force Base Dec. 23. During the visit Bailey toured Tulsa District project on the base where he learned about the team’s mission. He also took time to meet the team and thank them for their hard work and professionalism as well as wish the staff a happy holidays.
    12/29/2021
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    Daniel de Robles, Area Engineer Tulsa District E&C Branch Tinker Air Force Base briefs USACE Chaplain Geoffrey Bailey during a visit to Tinker Air Force Base Dec. 23. During the visit Bailey toured Tulsa District project on the base where he learned about the team’s mission. He also took time to meet the team and thank them for their hard work and professionalism as well as wish the staff a happy holidays.
    12/29/2021
  5. Corpstruction - Innovations Team Partnerships and Successes Interview with Jason Knight

    Since its beginning at the Tulsa District in 2016, the Innovations Team has attracted employees who want to improve the business processes and experience with the Corps of Engineers. The program has grown from a Tulsa District initiative to a nationwide program with 22 Districts represented by more than 50 employees. Innovations Teams have partnerships with Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, University of California – Davis and the Corps Foundation. Jason Knight spoke with Corpstruction about the partnerships and the great work the teams are doing to improve processes and the overall visitor experience with the USACE.
    12/20/2021
  6. Corpstruction - USACE Updates the National Inventory of Dams Interview Rebecca Ragon

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently updated its National Inventory of Dams database and website. The updated site features user-friendly tools and search capabilities as well as flood maps to enable communities to be prepared for emergencies. Rebecca Ragon, manages the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Inventory of Dams program. She joined us to talk about the updates and the NID program. There are more than 92,000 dams accounted for in the NID, which equates to one dam every 40 square miles. About 70 percent of dams are managed or regulated by states while six percent of dams are regulated by federal agencies.
    12/17/2021
  7. Tulsa District Corps of Engineers hosts District Officers Introductory Course

    TULSA, Okla. —Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted more than 33 newly assigned USACE personnel from 17 districts across the USACE enterprise Dec. 6-10 for a weeklong District Officer Introductory Course.
    12/16/2021
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    Zachary Henshall, Tulsa District power plant mechanic spoke to attendees of the District Officers Introductory Course during their visit to Robert S Kerry lock and dam on the Arkansas river. Students in the class learned the district's navigation and hydropower mission during the visit.
    12/16/2021
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    Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted more than 33 newly assigned USACE personnel from 17 districts across the USACE enterprise Dec. 6-10 for a weeklong District Officer Introductory Course. During the course, students learned about USACE history, district orgnaization, strategi communication, and district missions.
    12/16/2021
  10. Innovations students present fall capstone projects to Tulsa District innovations team members

    WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s capstone class presented projects to members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s innovations team, showcasing the work they have accomplished during the fall semester.
    12/13/2021
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    Members of the augmented reality team presented their project to the capstone class and USACE Tulsa innovations members for their fall classwork at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Students in the program receive real world work experience for their resumes, while USACE benefits from their knowledge in helping bring the projects to life.
    12/13/2021
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    Members of the augmented reality team presented their project to the capstone class and USACE Tulsa innovations members for their fall classwork at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Students in the program receive real world work experience for their resumes, while USACE benefits from their knowledge in helping bring the projects to life.
    12/13/2021
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    Members of the digital guestbook team presented their project to the capstone class and USACE Tulsa innovations members for their fall classwork at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Students in the program receive real world work experience for their resumes, while USACE benefits from their knowledge in helping bring the projects to life.
    12/13/2021
  14. USACE Command Sgt. Maj. visits Tulsa District for listening tour [Image 6 of 6]

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint visited Tulsa District Dec. 6-9 for a listening tour. The intent was to share with USACE members the mission vision of USACE Commanding General and Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, who has been in the position since Sept. 2020. Toussaint visited Tinker Air Force base in Oklahoma City, the SWT Headquarters in Tulsa, and the Oologah, Keystone, Tenkiller, Fort Gibson, R.S. Kerr, and Eufaula Project Offices conducting Town Halls with the workforce. During the Town Halls, Toussaint explained Spellmon’s philosophy that Army Civilians should know their value, the value of what they do, and how it contributes to the overall USACE mission and purpose. He also did question and answer sessions with the workforce to hear legitimate concerns about issues preventing them from doing their jobs and to receive feedback about Army policies. Toussaint said his philosophy is that the purpose of the Office of the Command Sgt. Maj. is to support the workforce and he plans to share the concerns and feedback collected with USACE leaders. Pictured here the CSM is with the Eufaula Lake Project staff.
    12/10/2021
  15. USACE Command Sgt. Maj. visits Tulsa District for listening tour [Image 5 of 6]

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint visited Tulsa District Dec. 6-9 for a listening tour. The intent was to share with USACE members the mission vision of USACE Commanding General and Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, who has been in the position since Sept. 2020. Toussaint visited Tinker Air Force base in Oklahoma City, the SWT Headquarters in Tulsa, and the Oologah, Keystone, Tenkiller, Fort Gibson, R.S. Kerr, and Eufaula Project Offices conducting Town Halls with the workforce. During the Town Halls, Toussaint explained Spellmon’s philosophy that Army Civilians should know their value, the value of what they do, and how it contributes to the overall USACE mission and purpose. He also did question and answer sessions with the workforce to hear legitimate concerns about issues preventing them from doing their jobs and to receive feedback about Army policies. Toussaint said his philosophy is that the purpose of the Office of the Command Sgt. Maj. is to support the workforce and he plans to share the concerns and feedback collected with USACE leaders. Pictured here the CSM is with the Oologah Lake Project staff at the Project Office.
    12/10/2021
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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint visited Tulsa District Dec. 6-9 for a listening tour. The intent was to share with USACE members the mission vision of USACE Commanding General and Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, who has been in the position since Sept. 2020. Toussaint visited Tinker Air Force base in Oklahoma City, the SWT Headquarters in Tulsa, and the Oologah, Keystone, Tenkiller, Fort Gibson, R.S. Kerr, and Eufaula Project Offices conducting Town Halls with the workforce. During the Town Halls, Toussaint explained Spellmon’s philosophy that Army Civilians should know their value, the value of what they do, and how it contributes to the overall USACE mission and purpose. He also did question and answer sessions with the workforce to hear legitimate concerns about issues preventing them from doing their jobs and to receive feedback about Army policies. Toussaint said his philosophy is that the purpose of the Office of the Command Sgt. Maj. is to support the workforce and he plans to share the concerns and feedback collected with USACE leaders. Pictured here the CSM with the Keystone Lake Project staff.
    12/10/2021
  17. USACE Command Sergeant Major Visits Tulsa District

    Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Command Sergeant Major, visited Tulsa District, Dec. 7-9. Toussaint talked about the four major priorities of the USACE Commander and Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon - people, readiness, partnerships and revolutionize. Toussaint visited various Tulsa District Military Construction and Civil Works field offices. He met with and recognized employees for their contributions to the USACE mission.
    12/10/2021
  18. 85th Anniversary Message to the Port of Brownsville Texas from SWD Commander

    85th Birthday Message to the Port of Brownsville, Texas from Brig. Gen. Christopher Beck, SWD Commander, USACE.
    12/2/2021
  19. Tulsa District GIS section supports multiple district missions

    TULSA, Okla. — First held on November 19, 1999 in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week, GIS day is a worldwide event that celebrates the technology of Geographic Information Systems. This year Geography awareness week is November 15-19, and National GIS day was celebrated on November 17
    11/19/2021
  20. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strives to promote the water safety message

    Tulsa, OK - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strives to promote the water safety message. With colder weather approaching, it is important to remember that visitation to our waterways does not stop when the summer season is over and cold water presents its own hazards.
    11/18/2021
  21. Tulsa District Corps of Engineers - a place to STEAM

    Celebrated annually since 2015, National STEM/STEAM day falls on November 8 and is a day to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. If you add an A into the mix, you can also inspire a love of arts as well as showing how art, which may seem more abstract, fits in with these other subjects.
    11/8/2021
  22. Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.
    11/1/2021
  23. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Engineering and Construction Division, work on repairs at Keystone Lake Hydropower plant.

    TULSA, Ok. – Engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Engineering and construction (E&C) Engineering Branch and a specialized team from the USACE Hydroelectric Design Center (HDC) visited Keystone Lake Hydropower plant on October 19. 2021 to review plans and specifications for the planned replacement of one of the generators.
    10/27/2021
  24. Volunteers play a vital role in USACE recreation areas.

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers many volunteer opportunities in recreation and natural resources management. These volunteers play a vital role in the success of our parks and public use areas throughout the district.
    10/27/2021
  25. National Day of the Deployed: Eddie Mattioda and Ron Goodeyon talk Kuwait Deployment at Transatlantic Expeditionary District

    Ron Goodeyon and Eddie Mattioda are deployed to Kuwait supporting the Transatlantic Expeditionary District, the USACE's newest district. Mattioda is serving as the Chief of Resource Management. Goodeyon is serving as the Chief of Counsel. The Tulsa District employees provide advice and guidance to the commander of the Transatlantic Expeditionary District.
    10/25/2021
  26. Corpstruction - National Day of the Deployed Ron Goodeyon and Eddie Mattioda in Kuwait

    Two Tulsa District civilians are supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ newest district from Kuwait. Ron Goodeyon is serving as the Chief of Counsel and Eddie Mattioda is serving as the Chief of Resource Management at the Transatlantic Expeditionary District. The TED was established May 15 from Task Force Essayons Command and the Transatlantic Afghanistan District. Goodeyon provides legal advice to the commander related to construction management, and Mattioda provides financial and resource management advice to assist the commander with policy implementation. Both men volunteered for the assignment and have deployments under their belt. Goodeyon was in Kuwait two decades ago serving as a Staff Judge Advocate with the U.S. Air Force and Mattioda has deployed in support of multiple Federal Emergency Management Agency Missions with Tulsa District’s Power team as an action officer and mission manager. October 26 is National Day of the Deployed and Eddie and Ron took time to talk about their experiences, the reasons they deployed and interview for the Tulsa District’s Corpstruction Podcast. The Corpstruction Podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
    10/25/2021
  27. Corpstruction - The Deployed USACE People Assisting Hurricane Ida Recovery Effort

    The US Army Corps if Engineers is supporting states and local communities under a Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency response tasking.
    9/29/2021
  28. Corpstruction - An Interview with Dr. Paul Tikalsky Dean of Engineering Architecture and Technology at OSU Episode X

    An interview with Dr. Paul J. Tikalsky of Oklahoma State University. Dean of the College of Engineering Architecture and Technology.
    9/23/2021
  29. Corpstruction - University of Oklahoma engineers make surprising discovery about construction material

    You probably never think about this product but it’s nearly impossible to travel anywhere in modern-day United States without encountering it at some point in your journey. Whether you use personal, public, or private transportation the odds of you going anywhere without it are relatively low. Our host, Brannen Parrish, visited the Fears Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma and observed testing on concrete beams. On this episode of Corpstruction, he interviewed Dr. Royce Floyd an engineering professor whose focus is on testing concrete, and Omar Yadik, an engineering student about their findings. OU engineers are making some fascinating discoveries about how corrosion, weather and other elements impact the strength of construction industry’s most prolific product. They also discuss how these findings could affect critical infrastructure down the road.
    9/17/2021
  30. Corpstruction - Notices of Availability with Blake Cannon of Real Estate Division Epsiode 8

    Blake Cannon of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Real Estate Division visits to discuss available public land leases for agricultural and grazing purposes. Cannon also talks about the programs managed by the Real Estate Division at the district as well as the 1.8 million acres of public land the district is charged with managing. Approximately 60 percent of that land is out-granted or leased. The notices of availability are at the Tulsa District Public website at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Notices-of-Availability/. The bid openings will take place at 2 p.m. on October 6, 2021. The Pre-bid conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. on October 6, 2021. All bids must be in before the start of the bid opening. Available properties are: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-005 John Redmond, Kansas NOA DACW56-9-22-003 Newt Graham L&D, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-004 Tenkiiller, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-001 Texoma, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-006 Wister, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-002
    9/3/2021
  31. Eufaula bridge repair reaches milestone, makes history

    Within a matter of hours, the road over Eufaula Dam became the site of the highest concentration of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete in Oklahoma, Aug. 19. With panels over approximately 20 percent of the bridge deck placed, contractors began pouring the UHPC to bond the prefabricated panels.
    8/25/2021
  32. Corpstruction - Ranger Matt Sexton, Lake Eufaula Episode 7

    Ranger Matt Sexton of the Lake Eufaula Project Office talks about being a park ranger at the largest lake in Oklahoma. Sexton is originally from North Carolina and moved to Oklahoma to work for the Tulsa District. Sexton talked to us about boat docks, recreation and working at his dream job.
    8/17/2021
  33. Corpstruction - Eufaula Dam Bridge Deck Replacement with Levi Rundell

    Tulsa District engineer, Levi Rundell is working on the Eufaula Dam bridge replacement project. Rundell talks about the Ultra High Performance Concrete being used to practically "weld" concrete panels together. When completed the Eufaula Dam bridge will have the highest concentration of Ultra High Performance Concrete in the State of Oklahoma. Rundell also provided an update about expected reopening of the roadway.
    8/13/2021
  34. Ranger Spotlight

    Each year World Ranger Day is observed on July 31 marking the founding of the International Ranger Foundation. We are spotlighting some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the range of work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters.
    7/28/2021
  35. As severe weather season continues Tulsa District hosts disaster response exercise

    THE TULSA DISTRICT’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE RECENTLY HOSTED A DISASTER RESPONSE EXERCISE WITH TULSA FIRST RESPONDERS AND HELPING AGENCIES. THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS INITIATIVE BROUGHT TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM TULSA RESPONSE AGENCIES TO IMPROVE INTEROPERABILITY.
    7/27/2021
  36. Ranger Spotlight

    Each year World Ranger Day is observed on July 31 marking the founding of the International Ranger Foundation. We are spotlighting some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the range of work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters.
    7/27/2021
  37. Ranger Spotlight

    Each year World Ranger Day is observed on July 31 marking the founding of the International Ranger Foundation. We are spotlighting some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the range of work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters.
    7/27/2021
  38. Ranger Spotlight

    We spotlight some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the various aspects of the work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters. Meet Supervisory Regulatory Project Manager, and former park ranger, Michael Ware.
    7/26/2021
  39. Ranger Spotlight

    We spotlight some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the various aspects of the work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters. Meet Oologah Lake Park Ranger Matt Nolen.
    7/26/2021
  40. Ranger Spotlight

    We spotlight some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the various aspects of the work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters. Meet Cathi Carr. Lead Park Ranger at Lake Tenkiller.
    7/26/2021
  • Unite Private Network LLC, Webbers Falls Lock and Dam Project

    Expiration date: 5/28/2021

    Public Notice Unite Private Network, LLC (UPN, Requester) in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, is proposing to relocate a segment of its existing fiber optic communication line from to the U.S. Route 62 bridge at the Arkansas River to under the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) and within US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-SWT) administered fee lands at the Webbers Falls Lock and Dam Project The two 2-inch diameter conduits will carry fiber optic communication cables serving Northeastern Oklahoma east of the Arkansas River. The proposed relocation would be installed via horizontal direction drill (HDD).
  • Phillips 66 Pipeline Replacement, Arkansas City Levee, Kaw Lake

    Phillips 66 Pipeline, LLC (P66, Requester) in Cowley County, Kansas, is proposing to replace a segment on its existing pipelines under the Arkansas River and adjacent Arkansas City Levee and within US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-administered fee lands at the Kaw Lake Project (Figure 1), which is under the Jurisdiction of the USACE. The 10-inch diameter pipelines that carry petroleum products were installed circa 1920s and 1950s.
  • Tulsa River Parks Authority - Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

    The City of Tulsa -Tulsa River Parks Authority, in association with The Gathering Place Tulsa Community Foundation, is proposing to replace the Pedestrian Bridge across the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (T19N R12E SN13) adjacent to the Zink Dam. Components of the pedestrian bridge replacement would impact Levee C of the Tulsa – West Tulsa (TWT) levee system, a federally constructed levee. The levee was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and after completion in 1945, ownership was transferred to the Tulsa County Drainage District No. 12 for continued operations, maintenance, repairs, rehabilitation, and replacement actions. The proposed alterations and modifications are operation and maintenance responsibilities of the non-Federal sponsor, the City of Tulsa, and will be implemented at no cost to the federal government. Site location maps are included below for reference.
  • Corps seeks public comment for Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan revision

    The 30-day public comment period for the review of the draft Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan revision begins Dec. 2 and will conclude Jan. 2. The Tulsa District is providing a virtual public involvement presentation to promote public education and input related to the draft Lake Texoma SMP. Virtual presentations are available at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Locations/Tulsa-District-Lakes/Oklahoma/Lake-Texoma/. Links to the draft shoreline management plan, finding of no significant impact letter, public comment forms and shoreline management presentations, are available on the Tulsa District website at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Shoreline-Management-Plans/. The Shoreline Management Plan addresses the rules and guidelines that govern private shoreline uses, such as private boat docks, vegetation modification, and similar uses of USACE federally owned fee property.
  • Corps finds ‘no significant impact’ for Lake Texoma revised shoreline management plan

    According to the Tulsa District’s “Finding of no significant impact” letter, available on the Tulsa District website and in the USACE Headquarters Library. - The FONSI letter is located at the USACE Headquarters Library at https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16021coll7/id/16497 - No compensatory mitigation is required - Final draft environmental assessment and FONSI will be complete by January 2, 2021 - The SMP revision will have no effect on species listed in the Endangered Species Act of 1973 - All relevant environmental laws have been considered and agency coordination is complete - According to the FONSI letter, public review of the draft SMP, environmental assessment, and FONSI will be completed by January 2, 2021
  • Public Notice RepCorrection: After action environmental assessment for the Webbers pool and Robert S. Kerr pool emergency dredging and placement

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EREbPV7YqZs&feature=youtu.be Information included in the below public notice, which was published Aug 28, included a presentation with incorrect information. The information is in the summary of the article. The video of the presentation was updated and provides corrected information. The public notice remains the same. The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is soliciting comments from the public and agencies on the potential effects of the emergency dredging and placement of dredged spoils activity that occurred during the spring and summer of 2019, as well as, the effects of the water drawdown, impact to the mussel population that was affected as a result of the drawdown, and mitigation efforts, on the Arkansas River, southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Corps has initiated an after action Environmental Assessment (EA) for this activity that occurred in the Webbers Pool and Robert S. Kerr Pool in Oklahoma.  The EA for this after action is authorized in Section 216 of the River and Harbor Flood Control Act of 1970 and Section 1202 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016.  The EA will assess how the action affected the human environment and to make the determination if the action was compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  Your comments will help the Corps in development of this EA. In May and June 2019 record rainfall fell in Southeastern Kansas and Northeastern Oklahoma which caused widespread flooding in the region.  Approximately 15 Corps of Engineers reservoirs in the Upper Arkansas River Basin, Verdigris River Basin, and Grand (Neosho) River Basin, all within Tulsa District, flood pools were flooded to the top of their capacity.  With so many reservoirs at the top of their flood pool capacity, the Tulsa District managed reservoir releases so there was a balanced approach to evacuating flood waters from all pools.  Unfortunately, significant and in some cases, catastrophic flooding was unavoidable due to the received rainfall.  River flows, measured in cubic feet per second (CFS), were overwhelming within large portions of the river system.  Below Keystone Dam just west of Tulsa, the rate of river flow approached 300,000 CFS at its maximum volume and was flowing at 600,000 CFS at W.D. Mayo Dam Lock and Dam 14. The McLellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) just downstream from the Arkansas River confluence with the Verdigris River and the Grand (Neosho) River had a sustained volume of well over 600,000 CFS over a duration of more than a week.  This increased river flow was carrying an enormous volume of sediment which was transported from the three upstream feeder river basins and was passed through upstream dams and into the Navigation System, where much of it was subsequently deposited.  Result of this increased sedimentation was 3 miles of river channel was clogged with an estimated 1,000,000 cubic yards of sediment.  This material had to be removed before the Navigation System could be reopened for navigable traffic and interstate commerce.  Therefore, the Tulsa District made the decision to commence dredging and dredge spoil operations prior to NEPA review so economic impacts to the region would be reduced. There was another complicating factor other than three miles of river channel being clogged with sedimentation.  On May 23, 2019 two fully-loaded barges moored in the Muskogee area tore loose and were carried downstream, where they collided with the dam at Webbers Falls and sunk.  The barges were forced against three of the structure's open gates.  The two sunken barges impeded the operation of the gates and those gates could not be closed, resulting in the drawdown of the pools and subsequent negative impacts to mussel populations.  Removal of these barges was dependent on the emergency dredging action, specifically the portion within the Robert S. Kerr pool.  The salvage crew hired for this task utilized a tow barge which the only feasible means of travel was up the McLellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System to the Webber Falls Lock and Dam. Pursuant to Section 102 of the NEPA as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508 and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering Regulation 200-2-2), an Environmental Assessment will be conducted to ensure compliance with the NEPA and appropriate environmental laws, regulations, agency policies and guidance, and executive orders, and to provide any necessary mitigation as a result of impacts from the emergency dredging, discharge of dredged material, and draw down of the pool.  Our office would like to solicit any input you may have with respect to this after action environmental assessment for the Webbers Pool and Robert S. Kerr Pool Emergency Dredging and Placement to assist us as we progress through the NEPA process.  A brief presentation regarding this action is available starting on August 20, 2020, on the Tulsa District website:  www.swt.usace.army.mil.   We look forward to receiving your written comments, which are due by September 20, 2020.  Please contact Mr. Jeff Knack, Chief, Natural Resources and Recreation Branch, Tulsa District, by mail U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2488 E 81st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma  74137-4290, email at jeff.knack@usace.army.mil, or telephone at (918) 669-7660 with comments, questions, or the need for further information.
  • After action environmental assessment for the Webbers pool and Robert S. Kerr pool emergency dredging and placement

    Corps is submitting public notice of after action environmental assessment related to potential effects of dredging on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. A video presentation detailing specifics related to the Environmental Assessment is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EREbPV7YqZs&feature=youtu.be Comments will be accepted through September 20, 2020. Comment forms are available at www.swt.usace.army.mil
  • Enid Kaw Lake Water Supply Public Notice

    City of Enid is proposing to provide alternate water supply from Kaw Lake a USACE project near Ponca City in Kay and Osage Counties, Oklahoma Components of the proposed project including access roads, intake and pump station, and a pipeline, would lie within the Kaw Lake Project boundaries. As such, the City is requesting 33 U.S.C Section 408 approval from USACE-SWT to occupy and alter portions of the Kaw Lake Project to accomplish the proposed project. Proposed alterations and modifications related to the proposed project are operation and maintenance responsibilities of the non-federal sponsor, the City of Enid, and would be implemented at no cost to the federal government The purpose of a 33 USC 408 (Section 408) review [as described in EC 1165-2-220] is to ensure that the Congressionally-authorized benefits of a USACE project are not undermined or impaired by an alteration made by others, and to ensure the alteration is not injurious to the public interest.
  • Edmond Arcadia Lake WTP Expansion

    Edmond Arcadia Lake WTP Expansion
  • Tulsa West Tulsa Levee Feasibility Study

    Tulsa West Tulsa Levee Feasibility Study State and Agency Review Documents