US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

  • November

    Employee recognized for 31 years of federal service

    Maggie Hellwege, Equal Employment Office, received a Commanders Award for Civilian Service Nov. 1. Hellwege is retiring after 31 years of federal service. The award was presented by Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander.
  • October

    District holds Hispanic history program

    The Tulsa District held its annual Hispanic History program Oct. 24 at the district headquarters.
  • Employee Spotlight: Sally Vanwinkle

    Sally Vanwinkle, Employee Spotlight
  • Hugo Lake sets, then breaks record low

    On October 11, 2012, Hugo Lake hit a record low level of 398.45. The previous low lake elevation of 398.46 was recorded in November 1978. The new record low didn’t last 34 years. In fact, it was broken on midnight, Oct. 14, when the elevation reached 398.36.
  • Corps, Oklahoma Department of Transportation sign agreement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Tulsa District headquarters. Under the memorandum the Corps will provide a dedicated project manager to oversee reviews of regulatory permit applications submitted by ODOT for transportation projects. This position will be funded by the state agency.
  • From Soldier to civilian: He still means business

    Former deputy commander Gene Snyman is no stranger to the Tulsa District. However, since his retirement in July 2012, Snyman has traded his “green” suit for a business suit. Snyman is the new deputy, small business programs, for the Tulsa District and is in the process of learning his new responsibilities.
  • Tulsa District Corps of Engineers attorney, paralegal honored with prestigious awards

    Two members of the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of Counsel staff are winners of USACE Chief Counsel Honorary Awards for 2012.
  • Canadian A Recreation Area benefits from Public Lands Day cleanup

    The Canton Lake staff and a group of volunteers observed National Public Lands Day September 27 with a cleanup of the Canadian A Recreation Area at the lake.
  • Tulsa District named single point of entry for Air Force real estate actions

    Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District real estate office was named as the single point of entry for all U.S. Air Force real estate actions. A meeting will be held in the near future with the Air Force to discuss specific details.
  • OHP Trooper recognized for outstanding service in the area of water safety

    The outstanding accomplishments in the area of water safety education by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper were recognized with the Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sept. 27.
  • Park ranger graduates training program

    A graduate of the Tulsa District Park Ranger Training Program was recognized in a ceremony held Oct. 3 at the district headquarters. Ranger James Harvey from Lake Texoma graduated the program, which is designed to manage recruitment for the district’s natural resource management program and prepare trainees to work as a park ranger.
  • Volunteers, park rangers clean-up Younger Bend trail at Eufaula Lake

    Volunteers and park rangers recently spent a day removing debris, trimming trees and clearing the Younger Bend Trail in the Memorial Overlook at Eufaula Lake. The trail, which was created in 1995, was left impassible in 2007 by an ice storm.
  • Corps partners in free event to help kids appreciate outdoor activities

    Hundreds of children and their families were treated to a weekend’s worth of free outdoor activities at the Outdoor Kansas for Kids event Sept. 8 and 9 at Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ John Redmond Reservoir, near Burlington, Kansas.
  • September

    Corps implements new preventative maintenance program at three lock and dams

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing a new program of daily preventive maintenance on the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System to increase long-term availability and reduce unscheduled outages.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day-use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29. This includes the 38 lakes located within the Tulsa District USACE. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. USACE does not charge entrance fees to its parks.
  • Eufaula powerhouse mural artist revisits artwork

    Prior to September 11, 2001, hydroelectric powerhouse tours were conducted in many of the Tulsa District’s eight hydroelectric powerhouses, including the Eufaula powerhouse at Eufaula Lake. When visitors entered the lobby area at Eufaula, they were greeted by a wall-size mural painted by Monroe Moore in 1968. Moore, now 86, lives in Gore, Okla. and recently visited the powerhouse and spoke to current powerhouse employee John Bray about the mural.
  • First-ever lock repair successfully completed by Tulsa District at Chouteau Lock 17

    Replacing the pintal ball at Chouteau Lock and Dam on the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
  • August

    Park rangers, volunteers rehabilitate trail at Tenkiller Lake

    Recently, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers Matt Reeves, Cory Bowlin, and Student Conservation Association volunteers have been working to rehabilitate the Tenkiller Ferry Lake Overlook Trail. This trail is a very popular trail that draws in hikers year round.
  • Employee Spotlight: Lance Perdue

    Lance Perdue, Employee Spotlight
  • Work continues at Canton Dam

    When complete, the $209-million, multi-phase, dam safety project currently underway at Canton Lake will span over a decade of study, design, and construction. It is the second largest civil works project ever undertaken by Tulsa District. Its purpose is to construct an auxiliary, fuse-gated channel capable of passing the Probable Maximum Flood.