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  1. ‘Honoring the past, securing the future’ Tulsa District hosts virtual Black History Day celebration

    Tulsa District hosted a special emphasis program for Black History month, Feb. 25. The program's theme was 'Honoring the past - securing the future'. The program emphasized the success of Tulsa's "Black Wall Street" and covered the "Tulsa Race Massacre" of May 31, 1921.
    2/26/2021
  2. Honoring the past, securing the future

    Lisa Samilton, electronics engineer, Tulsa District, USACE and the Black Employees' Program Committee Chair oversaw and helped execute a virtual special emphasis program for the Tulsa District's 2021 Black History Day celebration. Her team compiled historical information and provided daily educational updates throughout the month of February to educate the district about little-known historical facts and the accomplishments of Black Americans.
    2/26/2021
  3. Employee Spotlight: Alan Williams

    Alan Williams is the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As the EA, Alan coordinates schedules and appointments and ensures the commander remains on track to accomplish his vision for the Tulsa District. Alan also serves in the 138th Fighter Wing, as a Religious Affairs Airmen in the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Alan grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and is a graduate of Broken Arrow High School.
    2/3/2021
  4. Powerhouse work at Denison Dam nears completion

    Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nearing completion of a multiyear contract at Denison Dam Powerhouse on Lake Texoma to rehab the two original turbines that were installed in the 1940s.
    2/1/2021
  5. Powerhouse work at Denison Dam nears completion [Image 3 of 3]

    After move than 75 years, turbine number two at Lake Texoma's Denison Dam has been retired and put into place below the dam where it will be on display to educate the public on the workings of a hydropower plant. The new turbine, in the background, will need less energy to produce the same amount of energy.
    2/1/2021
  6. Powerhouse work at Denison Dam nears completion [Image 2 of 3]

    After move than 75 years, turbine number two at Lake Texoma's Denison Dam has been retired and put into place below the dam where it will be on display to educate the public on the workings of a hydropower plant.
    2/1/2021
  7. Powerhouse work at Denison Dam nears completion [Image 1 of 3]

    After move than 75 years, turbine number two at Lake Texoma's Denison Dam has been retired and put into place below the dam where it will be on display to educate the public on the workings of a hydropower plant. The new turbine, in the background, will need less energy to produce the same amount of energy.
    2/1/2021
  8. Tulsa leads USACE Multi-District Innovations Workshop

    37 representatives from 15 districts and seven USACE divisions collaborated virtually during an Innovations Team workshop The teams are working on twelve pilot programs Innovations Teams work to streamline processes to improve business practices
    1/14/2021
  9. Tulsa leads USACE Multi-District Innovations Workshop

    Tulsa District held led a multi-district workshop for innovations teams throughout the Corps of Engineers, Jan. 12-14. Teams from 15 districts and seven USACE divisions collaborated virtually to work on ways to improve business processes.
    1/14/2021
  10. Tulsa District Management staff visits MILCON projects

    Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander Col. Scott Preston and Chief of Engineering and Construction Division, Kathryn White met with employees and contractors on many of Tulsa District’s military construction projects at military bases within the district during the week of Dec. 14.
    12/30/2020
  11. Tulsa District Management visits MILCON projects [Image 3 of 3]

    Tulsa District Commander, Col. Scott Preston and Chief of Engineering and Construction Kathyn White inspect materials at a construction project during a recent trip to Altus Airforce Base.
    12/30/2020
  12. Tulsa District Management visits MILCON projects [Image 2 of 3]

    Col. David Vanderbur, 97th Mission Support Group Commander, Construction Manager / Quality Assurance Rep Bruce White, Lieutenant Colonel Steven Thomas, 97th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander and Tulsa District Commander Scott Preston discuss progress on a project at Altus Airforce Base during a recent visit.
    12/30/2020
  13. Tulsa District Management visits MILCON projects [Image 1 of 3]

    Engineering Technician Joseph Mercano gives information regarding a project to Area Engineer RIck West and Tulsa District Commander Col. Scott Preston during a recent visit to Fort Sill.
    12/30/2020
  14. Tulsa District Snapshot

    A quick video glimpse at some of the missions performed by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    12/15/2020
  15. Tulsa District generator rotor removal

    In this time-lapse video, our engineers and expert technicians at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Keystone Powerhouse recently removed a 179 ton rotor from one of the units to perform needed repairs. Tulsa District operates eight hydropower facilities in the region. These plants benefit approximately 2 million end users throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Louisiana.
    12/15/2020
  16. Tulsa District surveys endangered species_BRoll

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is responsible for monitoring the Interior Least Tern populations on the Arkansas, Canadian and Red Rivers within the district’s boundaries. The district conducts these surveys to ensure compliance with the Biological Opinion they have with US Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to their reservoir operations and the effect it may have on this endangered species.
    12/14/2020
  17. Corps seeks public comment for Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan revision

    The 30 day comment period for the Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan revision begins Dec. 2 and runs to Jan. 2. Documents related to the revision are available at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Shoreline-Management-Plans/.
    12/1/2020
  18. Corps finds ‘no significant impact’ for Lake Texoma revised shoreline management plan

    Tulsa District and RPEC of USACE have determined that a proposed shoreline management plan revision for Lake Texoma will have no significant impact to natural resources or habitats The final draft of the shoreline management plan for Lake Texoma will be completed no later than January 2, 2021. The direct link to the FONSI letter is available at the USACE Headquarters Library at https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16021coll7/id/16497
    11/30/2020
  19. Tulsa District surveys endangered species

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is responsible for monitoring the Interior Least Tern populations on the Arkansas, Canadian and Red Rivers within the District’s boundaries. The District conducts these surveys to ensure compliance with the Biological Opinion they have with US Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to their reservoir operations and the effect it may have on this endangered species.
    11/30/2020
  20. Tulsa District surveys endangered species [Image 18 of 18]

    An adult Interior Least Tern prepares to land near its nest on a sand bar in the Arkansas River Aug. 6, 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is responsible for monitoring the Interior Least Tern populations on the Arkansas, Canadian and Red Rivers within their District. The district conducts surveys to ensure compliance with the Biological Opinion they have with US Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to their reservoir operations and the effect it may have on this endangered species. (U.S. Army photo by Preston L. Chasteen)
    11/30/2020
  21. Tulsa District surveys endangered species [Image 17 of 18]

    A flock of Interior Least Terns fly from the shoreline on the Arkansas River Aug. 6, 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is responsible for monitoring the Interior Least Tern populations on the Arkansas, Canadian and Red Rivers within their District. The district conducts surveys to ensure compliance with the Biological Opinion they have with US Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to their reservoir operations and the effect it may have on this endangered species. (U.S. Army photo by Preston L. Chasteen)
    11/30/2020
  22. Tulsa District surveys endangered species

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is responsible for monitoring the Interior Least Tern populations on the Arkansas, Canadian and Red Rivers within the district’s boundaries. The district conducts these surveys to ensure compliance with the Biological Opinion they have with US Fish and Wildlife Service pertaining to their reservoir operations and the effect it may have on this endangered species.
    11/30/2020
  23. Oklahoma youth enjoy Pine Creek controlled hunt

    Staff from Tulsa District’s Pine Creek Lake Office held their annual youth deer hunt at Pine Creek Cove recreation area in partnership with Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Nov 13-15.
    11/19/2020
  24. Public Notice Briefing Correction: After action environmental assessment for the Webbers pool and Robert S. Kerr pool emergency dredging and placement

    Corrected Briefing related to a public notice from Operations Division, Tulsa District, USACE.
    11/17/2020
  25. Correction: Public Notice RepCorrection: After action environmental assessment for the Webbers pool and Robert S. Kerr pool emergency dredging and placement

    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.
    11/17/2020
  26. Chief of Engineering and Construction for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visits Tinker Air Force Base

    Chief of Engineering and Construction for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dr. Christine Altendorf visited the KC46-A project complex at Tinker Air Force Base Nov. 2.
    11/5/2020
  27. Border Collie keeps the birds away

    Ellie is a border collie at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam 15. She keeps birds away from the structure. Birds poop all over the structure causing corrosion and putting the health of humans in danger. Ellie saves thousands in labor costs associated with cleaning the bird feces off the structure.
    9/4/2020
  28. Former Tulsa Area, Stillwater Teacher lends expertise to COE, State, FEMA

    Kim Sorrels spent four years as an advanced math teacher at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and at Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater before coming to work for the Tulsa District. The structural engineer is part of the front-line effort to assess facilities identified by the State of Oklahoma under a mission assignment from FEMA.
    4/3/2020
  29. New mechanical systems to help trout fishery below Tenkiller Dam

    The stream below Tenkiller Dam in Okla. is home to a popular trout fishery; however, during the 2011 drought, low dissolved oxygen levels, and high water temperatures resulted in a fish kill of both trout and other types of fish. As a result of a multi-agency effort, a two-part mechanical solution was developed to prevent further fish kills below the dam.
    6/26/2013

Corps to host public information meetings for Lake Texoma shoreline management plan revision at Pottsboro, Kingston high schools

Published Jan. 21, 2020
The Lake Texoma Project Office will host two public meetings to receive input for and answer questions related to the revision of the Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan. The first meeting will take place at Pottsboro High School in Pottsboro, TX. The second meeting will take place at Kingston High School in Kingston, OK. Both meetings will start at 6 p.m. The meetings will be open house, informational meetings and visitors are free to come and go as they please.

The Lake Texoma Project Office will host two public meetings to receive input for and answer questions related to the revision of the Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan. The first meeting will take place at Pottsboro High School in Pottsboro, TX. The second meeting will take place at Kingston High School in Kingston, OK. Both meetings will start at 6 p.m. The meetings will be open house, informational meetings and visitors are free to come and go as they please.

Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives will be available to provide information and receive input regarding an initiative to revise the Lake Texoma Shoreline Management Plan during public information meetings at Pottsboro High School, in Pottsboro, Texas, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., and Kingston High School in Kingston, Oklahoma, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

Pottsboro High School is located at 901 Highway 120, Pottsboro, TX 75076.

Kingston High School is located at 400 NE 3rd Street, Kingston, OK 73439.

The public meetings will consist of open house-style formats allowing for individual one-on-one discussions with USACE representatives. During the session, the public may view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the revision.

During the meeting representatives from the Lake Texoma Project Office and USACE will provide comment forms with instructions. Comment forms will be available for download shortly before the meeting on the Tulsa District website at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Locations/Tulsa-District-Lakes/Oklahoma/Lake-Texoma/.

Shoreline management plans address the rules and guidelines governing private shoreline uses, such as private boat docks, vegetation modification and similar private uses of government property. The shoreline management plan also establishes shoreline allocations, which specify where certain private uses are allowable. Shoreline allocations are dictated by Engineering Regulation 1130-2-406 and include: Limited development areas; protected shoreline areas; public recreation areas and prohibited access areas. Each of these allocation is defined in ER 1130-2-406. The shoreline management plan compliments the Lake Texoma Master Plan.

The current shoreline management plan for Lake Texoma was last updated in 1996. Revisions are needed to address changes in land use and policies since the current shoreline management plan was published. Key topics to be addressed in the revision include revising shoreline allocations and updating the plan to incorporate changes in public law and national policies related to shoreline management. The objective of the revision and related management actions is to achieve a balance between permitted private uses and resource protection for general public use. Public participation is crucial to the successful revision of the current Lake Texoma shoreline management plan.

Questions pertaining to the proposed revision can be addressed to: Joe L. Custer; Manager, Lake Texoma, 351 Corps Road, Denison, TX 75020-6425, Phone: 903-465-4990 or by email at Joe.Custer@usace.army.mil.


Contact
Brannen Parrish
918-669-7384
2488 E. 81st St, Tulsa, OK 74137

Release no. 20-001