Tulsa News from DVIDS

  1. Recreating below the surface – Lake Tenkiller’s hidden treasure.

    TULSA, OK- Nestled in the hills of Cookson in eastern Oklahoma, you can find beautiful Tenkiller Ferry Lake. This lake received its name after the Tenkillers, a Cherokee Indian family that operated a ferry service near the site where the dam now stands.
    8/16/2022
  2. Arrival of USCG helicopter to Tenkiller Dive Park [Image 4 of 4]

    2010 arrival of the USCG helicopter to her final resting place at Tenkiller Dive Park.
    8/16/2022
  3. Underwater dive picture [Image 3 of 4]

    Dive photo of the plane at the Tenkiller Dive Park.
    8/16/2022
  4. USCG helicopter while still in service [Image 2 of 4]

    HH-3F USCG Helicopter number 1469 at the USCG station in Brookly, NY 1970
    8/16/2022
  5. Map of Tenkiller Dive Park at Lake Tenkiller in Vian, OK [Image 1 of 4]

    Map of sunken vessels and attractions at Tenkiller Dive Park
    8/16/2022
  6. Water releases from Canton Lake resume for OKC drinking water supply

    TULSA, Okla. – Water releases from Canton Lake requested by the City of Oklahoma City for water supply needs began again Aug. 11 and will total 8,000 acre-feet and are expected to last 9 days. The City of Oklahoma City had initially requested the release earlier this month and the releases began Aug. 3rd but were soon halted because of administrative issues outside of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District authority.
    8/12/2022
  7. Employee Spotlight: Park Ranger Gregg Moydell

    Having grown up in Fort Gibson and enjoying many years of recreation on Fort Gibson Lake, park ranger Gregg Moydell is happy to be able to spread his knowledge as a U.S Army Corps of Engineers employee and enjoys the family-type atmosphere of working with the Tulsa District.
    8/7/2022
  8. Employee Spotlight [Image 2 of 2]

    Gregg Moydell doing a research study on brants geese in Fairbanks Alaska
    8/7/2022
  9. Employee Spotlight [Image 1 of 2]

    Natural Resources Specialist Gregg Moydell during the annual Prescribed Burn training for the Tulsa District
    8/7/2022
  10. Water releases from Canton Lake halted for now

    TULSA, Okla. – Water releases from Canton Lake requested by the City of Oklahoma City for water supply began Aug. 3rd but were soon halted because of administrative issues outside of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District authority.
    8/5/2022
  11. Water releases from Canton Lake halted for now

    Canton lake and dam near Canton, Okla. Photo by Janis Kidwell
    8/5/2022
  12. Col. Hudson begins getting to know his new roles and responsibilities

    Newly selected U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Commander Col. Timothy P. Hudson toured two important projects in the district Wednesday, July 27th.
    8/4/2022
  13. Col. Hudson begins getting to know his new roles and responsibilities [Image 2 of 2]

    Hudson tours the Keystone powerhouse with Deputy Chief of Operations Allen Ryan and Powerplant Superintendent Tom Henry, who gave Hudson an extensive look into powerhouse operations and the requirements to keep the facility up and running.
    8/4/2022
  14. Col. Hudson begins getting to know his new roles and responsibilities [Image 1 of 2]

    Levee District 12 Commissioner Todd Kilpatrick gives Hudson a breakdown and tour of pump stations 1-7 in Sand Springs, Okla.
    8/4/2022
  15. Col. Hudson begins getting to know his new roles and responsibilities

    Newly selected U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Commander Col. Timothy P. Hudson toured two important projects in the district Wednesday, July 27th.
    8/4/2022
  16. Col. Hudson begins getting to know his new roles and responsibilities

    Newly selected U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Commander Col. Timothy P. Hudson toured two important projects in the district Wednesday, July 27th.
    8/3/2022
  17. Col. Hudson begins getting to know his new roles and responsibilities [Image 2 of 2]

    Tulsa District Commander Col. Timothy P. Hudson tours the Tulsa and West Tulsa Levee District 12 pump stations. Levee District 12 Commissioner Todd Kilpatrick gives Hudson a breakdown and tour of pump stations 1-7 in Sand Springs, Okla.
    8/3/2022
  18. Water releases Canton Lake

    TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Oklahoma City are working together to meet the city’s water supply needs. The Corps began releasing 10,500 acre-feet of water from Canton Lake into the North Canadian River at 10:00 a.m. this morning. The water will be captured in Lakes Hefner and Overholser. The release will occur over 12-14 days and will lower Canton’s elevation approximately 1 foot with minimal impact to recreation expected.
    8/2/2022
  19. Unique Tulsa District project has huge impact on water quality

    Located on Bluff Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Wichita River, the Red River Chloride Control Project was designed to reduce chloride contamination of the Red River to improve water quality along the river below the project.
    7/22/2022
  20. Tulsa District's Mr. Pat undergoing major maintenance on the Mississippi

    Story by Stacey Reese U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District Public Affairs Specialist TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers motor vessel, Mr. Pat, is nearing the end of major refurbishment upgrades at the Memphis District Ensley Engineer Yard on the Mississippi River.
    7/14/2022
  21. Corpstruction - The Corps' recreational and environmental initiatives in Kansas

    Eugene Goff is the Operations Project Manager for the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas Area. The area includes eight reservoirs that provide vital flood risk mitigation, recreation and water supply for the Kansas communities. Eugene talked with Corpstruction about the many initiatives and activities taking place in Kansas and how he works with state and federal officials in the area to ensure the Corps effectively meets its mission requirements and takes advantage of opportunities to improve services.
    6/13/2022
  22. Corpstruction - Marion Reservoir lake manager Brock DeLong discusses post HAB recreation reopening

    Marion Lake Manager, Brock DeLong, talks about the impacts of a harmful algal bloom on recreation at Marion Lake and the reopening of campgrounds and boat ramps after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lowered the risk rating level from "Hazard" to "Warning". Marion Reservoir is located in Marion, Kansas and is one of eight Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs in the "Sunflower State."
    6/11/2022
  23. Corpstruction - Harmful Algae Blooms & their impact on lakes with Dr. Tony Clyde

    Dr. Tony Clyde, a project manager at the Tulsa District, spent the majority of his career as a limnologist studying lakes. Clyde, talks about the impacts of blue green algae, harmful algal blooms, and what's being done to address it at the federal and state level.
    6/8/2022
  24. Corpstruction - Army Corps Employee Runs for Marine Corps Gold Star Family

    Chris Abner came to work for the Army Corps of Engineers in 2020, but prior to that he served on four deployments to the Middle East with the Marine Corps. On October 8, 2007, then Staff Sgt. Abner, was a vehicle commander in Al Qaim, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded killing his driver, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris of Liberty, Texas. Abner was severely injured and ultimately medically retired from the Marine Corps. On May 22, 2022 Abner completed the Tulsa IronMan competition in honor of Burris. Abner ran the 26.2 mile marathon portion while carrying an American flag with a streamer bearing Lance. Cpl. Burris' name. When he reached the finish line he presented the flag to Burris' parents who drove more than seven hours from their home in Texas to see Abner cross the finish line in honor of their son.
    5/28/2022
  25. Corpstruction - Park Ranger nearly died in the water

    Park Ranger Joshua Springer of the Lake Eufaula Project Office of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, nearly drowned when he was four years old. If it weren’t for the quick thinking of his older sisters, Springer might have died in his family’s swimming pool at their home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Nearly two decades removed from the near-drowning experience, Springer remaines committed to educating youth about water safety. He believes in the importance of water safety education and to encourages parents to make sure children have properly fitted, US Coast Guard-approved flotation device.
    5/27/2022
  26. Tulsa District Emergency Management Office holds disaster response tabletop exercise

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a tabletop exercise April 19, related to the Tulsa West Tulsa Levee, Cimarron and Arkansas Rivers at the Central Center in Centennial Park. Hosted by the Tulsa District Emergency Management Office, the TTX provides an avenue to educate local government agencies and organizations about the Tulsa District’s missions while communicating the shared risks and responsibilities between municipal, state and federal agencies.
    4/20/2022
  27. Tulsa Boat Show

    Steve Holden & Randi Clifton, Park Rangers from the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers show off their water safety booth at the Tulsa Boat Show at Tulsa Expo Center, Feb. 3. The event allowed rangers to make contact with thousands of individuals over the course of the event.
    4/4/2022
  28. Corpstruction - Kalli Egan on Engineering from Texas to Tulsa and Back

    By the time the first shovels break ground on a new civil works or military construction venture, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already invested thousands of hours into studying, planning, designing and contracting the project. Kalli Egan, the regional acquisition program manager at Southwestern Division, focuses on strategies and technical integration. She works with districts to improve engineering and construction activities. Kalli is a true success story and model USACE leader. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas but spent a lot of time in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University from which she holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. Kalli’s career with the USACE began in 2001. She started as a student intern at the Tulsa District and by 2015 had become the Deputy Chief of the Engineering and Construction Division at the Tulsa District. In 2015, Kalli left Tulsa to return to Texas. She spent two years working in the private sector supporting local, state and federal projects.
    3/24/2022
  29. Corpstruction - Motherhood Mentoring and Engineering with Brittany Cranor Dam Safety Production Center Southwestern Division

    Brittany Cranor is a structural engineer at the Dam Safety Production Center, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The DSPC is co-located with the Tulsa District. Cranor talked to Corpstruction about why she chose to work for the Corps of Engineers after a couple of years in the private sector and how mentoring has benefited her career decisions.
    3/16/2022
  30. Corpstruction - How Will Kansas Meet It's Growing Water Demand

    Throughout written history, water has been a vital resource for requirement for the growth of cities. For Nathan Westrup and Richard Rockel of the Kansas Water Office, water supply is a primary concern. The questions that keep them up at night revolve around How the "Sunflower State" will meet the water supply needs of residents and industry.
    3/11/2022
  31. Corpstruction - The Important Details of Disaster Response and Contingency Operations with Anthony Semento of Southwestern Division

    Anthony Semento is the Chief of the Regional Contingency Operations and Disaster Response for the Southwestern Division located in Dallas, Texas. When people think of disaster response, they often think about the Federal Emergency Management Agency but what they might not realize is that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is often tasked by FEMA to execute disaster response activities. Managing disaster response is challenging for a single district but imagine overseeing that response for a region consisting of portions of five states & a population of more than 35 million people. Southwestern Division is comprised of four USACE districts, including Tulsa District, Galveston, Little Rock and Fort Worth. He works with Emergency Managers at those districts to keep the Division Commander apprised of what’s going on and enable needed resources are received. Combined, the Southwestern Division covers all of Texas and Oklahoma and portions of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.
    3/4/2022
  32. Corpstruction - The Engineers Week Interviews with Justin Cox

    February 20-26 is Engineers Week and we interviewed some of our engineers to find out why they decided to come work for the Corps of Engineers. Justin Cox of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked as an engineer in the commercial sector fo years before coming to the district. Justin is from Haskell, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. We spoke with Justin about his work at the Tulsa District. He also owns 15 head of cattle and explained to us the finer points of ranching.
    2/28/2022
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  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.
    7/28/2021
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  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 Supervisory Regulatory Project Manager, and former park ranger, Michael Ware.
    7/26/2021

Open House Workshop: Potential Commercial Recreational Lease of North Island

Published Feb. 14, 2017
The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an open house workshop related to a potential future commercial recreational lease of all or portions of North Island at Lake Texoma, Oklahoma and Texas. This island is located in the central pool of the lake north of Pottsboro, Texas, south of Kingston, Oklahoma, and northeast of Treasure Island at Lake Texoma. A future recreational lease could include development of low-impact and temporary commercial recreational facilities and amenities. Interested persons are invited to stop by the open house to visit information tables and discuss the proposal with Corps personnel. The workshop will be conducted between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in an informal, come-and-go format with no formal presentation. The workshop will be held at:

Pottsboro High School
901 Highway 120, Pottsboro, TX
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.


In accordance with scoping provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Tulsa District is soliciting comments on the potential lease and recreational development of North Island. We are interested in receiving comments and identifying topics to be addressed in a future environmental assessment (EA) to be prepared for this action. Should a recreational lease be approved, potential low-impact and temporary recreational facilities and services to be developed could include shuttle services, tours, removable boat mooring facilities, beach umbrellas and loungers, a beach bar and DJ music, and floating retail facilities for sale of waters sports-related items and snacks. Any developed facilities would be operated and maintained by a yet-to-be-determined commercial entity with admission or use fees charged for use of some or all facilities. All development would be designed and operated for rapid removal and in a manner allowing full operation of Lake Texoma for authorized project purposes. Comment forms will be provided at the workshop or comments can be provided in any form, regardless of workshop attendance. Comments must be received by March 24, 2017. Comments and questions regarding the open house workshop or the lease proposal can be directed to:


Mr. Joe Custer
Texoma Lake Manager
351 Corps Road
Denison, TX 75020-6425
Phone: 903-465-4990
e-mail: Joe.Custer@usace.army.mil


Contact
Joe Custer
903-465-4990
Joe.Custer@usace.army.mil
351 Corps Road, Denison, TX 75020-6425

Release no. 17-001