Tulsa District News (From DVIDS)

  1. Enhancing Hydroelectric Power at Keystone Lake

    TULSA, Okla. — Hydroelectric power remains a cornerstone of renewable energy production worldwide, leveraging the natural force of water to generate electricity. One key aspect of maintaining efficiency in hydroelectric units is the periodic replacement and upgrading of critical components, such as the stator cores.
    7/19/2024
  2. Open House Set for July 24 for public review of Kaw Lake Master Plan Revision

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District will host an Open House July 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Kaw Community Building at 300 Morgan Square North, Kaw City, Oklahoma, 74641 to present information to the public about the revision of the current Kaw Lake Master Plan.
    7/18/2024
  3. Open House set for July 23 for public review of Canton Lake Master Plan Revision

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District will host an Open House July 23, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Canton Elementary School Gymnasium, State Hwy. 58 South, Canton, OK 73724 to present information to the public about the revision of the current Canton Lake Master Plan.
    7/18/2024
  4. Open House set for July 25 for public review of Skiatook Lake Master Plan Revision

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District will host an Open House July 25, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Skiatook Public Library, 316 WC Rogers Blvd., Skiatook, OK 74070 to present information to the public about the revision of the current Skiatook Lake Master Plan.
    7/18/2024
  5. Pump station repair, transfer 'major step forward' for TWT flood risk reduction

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tulsa County Drainage District 12 reached a major milestone in the effort to reduce flood risk for residents and businesses along the Tulsa-West Tulsa Levee with the transfer of four completed pump stations to the Tulsa-West Tulsa Levee Commissioner, July 10. Todd Kilpatrick, Tulsa-West Tulsa Levee Commissioner, Tulsa County Drainage District 12, accepted the transfer of Pump Stations No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 at the Tulsa County Drainage District 12 office in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
    7/11/2024
  6. Unlocking the mysteries of Spiro Mounds

    TULSA, Okla. — Spiro Mounds is a significant archaeological site in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, managed under the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' archaeology mission.
    7/10/2024
  7. Tulsa District emergency power team trains to remain ready for next mission

    TULSA, Okla. — Volunteer first responders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District Power Team recently attended an annual training and tabletop exercise at the district headquarters. They are one of seven such teams that are part of the USACE Emergency Management program who stand ready to serve the nation during times of disaster, often deploying within hours.
    7/2/2024
  8. Celebrate Safely: Essential Tips for the 4th of July

    TULSA, Okla. — The 4th of July is a time for fireworks, cookouts, and enjoying the great outdoors, especially at lakes and parks.
    7/2/2024
  9. Celebrate Safely: Essential Tips for the 4th of July

    TULSA, Okla. — The 4th of July is a time for fireworks, cookouts, and enjoying the great outdoors, especially at lakes and parks.
    6/28/2024
  10. Riding Smart: Safety Tips and Environmental Stewardship for Off-Road Adventures at Tulsa District Lakes

    TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has many off-road vehicle areas, located at Lake Eufaula and Keystone Lake in Oklahoma and Council Grove and John Redmond Lake in Kansas.
    6/24/2024
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  • Tulsa Ports Outfall Easement Draft Environmental Assessment

    Expiration date: 8/23/2024

    The 30 day public comment period for this draft environmental assessment runs from July 24, 2024 to August 23, 2024. Comments must be submitted in writing via email or U.S. Postal Service. Send comments via email to christopher.m.gilliland@usace.army.mill Send written comments via U.S. Mail to: Chris Gilliland Biologist U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District Operations Division 2488 East 81st Street Tulsa, OK 74137
  • Public Notice: Environmental Assessment Oklahoma River Improvements EMBARK Boat Dock and MAPS4 Pedestrian Bridge City of Oklahoma City

    Public Notice Comment Comment Period for Boat Dock Improvements runs from March 6, 2024 to March 16, 2024 Public Notice Comment Period for MAPS4 Pedestrian Bridge runs from March 6, 2024 to March 16, 2024. Public notice documents with directions to make public comment are linked below. This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the effects of the proposed construction of two (2) Oklahoma River improvement projects which will modify the Oklahoma River levee (federally constructed project). These improvement projects, construction of a boat dock and a pedestrian bridge, address the need for accessibility to the river documented in the 1993 Corridor Plan.
  • Keystone Dam Safety Modification Study Public Open House Workshops & 30-day Comment Period

    30 Day comment period for Keystone Dam Safety Modification Study begins March 6, 2024 and runs through April 5, 2024 Public open house workshops will be held March 13 and 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Keystone State Park Community Center 1926 S Highway 151 Sand Springs, OK 74063. This project would raise the height of the Keystone Dam to reduce the risk of overtopping during significant flooding events. This would require the raising of the dam embankments and Highway 151, and the reconstruction of the stilling basin below Keystone Dam.
  • Public Notice Red River Chloride 30 day comment period, public informational meeting

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a 30-day public comment period related to closure of the Red River Chloride Control Project in four Texas counties and will host two public meetings to provide an overview of the purpose and scope of the study. The USACE will host informational, open-house style meetings at the Red River Authority of Texas offices in Wichita Falls, Texas, Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m. and at the Kingston High School cafeteria, Kingston, Oklahoma, Feb. 27 from 5-8 p.m.
  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPINIONFort Gibson WMA Shooting Range

    Public notice for proposed shooting range at Fort Gibson Wildlife Management Area Location: Fort Gibson WMA Shooting Range Existing Range Coordinates: 35°57'31.2"N 95°20'04.9"W Proposed New Range Coordinates: 36°04'30.8"N 95°23'02.5"W Purpose: To provide an opportunity for the public to comment, identify specific issues, and/or environmental impacts that can be addressed in the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC).
  • Public Notice Open House ScopingMeeting and 30-Day Comment Period Optima Lake Disposition Study, Texas County, Oklahoma

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District (USACE), is investigating the potential disposition of Optima Lake, Texas County, Oklahoma. Optima Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936 and constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 1966. The structure stretches approximately 15,000 feet across the North Canadian (Beaver) River. Authorized project features of Optima Lake being investigated include the earthen embankment, spillway, outlet works, and administration and maintenance building situated on approximately 13,247 acres of Government-owned land. Currently, authorized purposes for Optima Lake include flood control, water supply, recreation, and fish and wildlife. The USACE is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document to disclose the potential adverse and beneficial impacts of disposition of these features, as well as the effects of continuous operation and maintenance of Optima Lake or portions of the project under different project purposes or leases with other Federal agencies and non-Federal entities who may be suited to take over operations and maintenance responsibilities.
  • After-Action Environmental Assessment for the Webbers Falls Pool and Robert S. Kerr Pool Emergency Dredging and Open Water Disposal

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District (SWT) to evaluate the Webbers Falls Pool and Robert S. Kerr Pool Emergency Dredging and Open Water Disposal. This EA is an assessment of potential impacts that have resulted from the implementation of the Emergency Action Alternative in comparison with the No Action Alternative. It has been prepared in accordance with 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 230 and the 1978 Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, as amended in 1986 and 2005, as reflected in the USACE Engineering Regulation (ER) 200-2-2. In fulfillment of these and all other legal, regulatory, and policy requirements, this EA describes the purpose and need for the action, the range of alternatives considered, and discloses the environmental impacts of the alternatives.
  • 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.