US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

Archive: 2013
  • December

    Operation Warfighter, a Tulsa District success story

    The Operation Warfighter program at the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps veterans of combat or service-connected injuries complete their medical transition and either return to duty or receive an honorable discharge.
  • Employee Spotlight - Mike Kerr

    Employee Spotlight -Mike Kerr
  • New MOU allows Tulsa Corps STEM outreach to Langston University

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District recently spoke to students of Langston University in Langston, Okla. about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) internship and career opportunities at the Corps as part of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing STEM collaboration between the university and Tulsa District.
  • November

    Tulsa District attorneys selected for USACE Chief Counsel Honorary Awards

    Every year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel recognizes outstanding members of the Corps’ Legal Services community of practice. This year, two of these honorary awards went to two attorneys in the Tulsa District Office of Counsel.
  • Spencer’s hunt: Corps assists cancer survivor to fulfill his wish

    A cancer-stricken Skiatook boy recently had his wish come true thanks to the combined efforts of Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Game Wardens.
  • October

    Status Update from the Tulsa District Commander: 2013 Federal Government Shutdown

    The federal government shutdown is now in its second week. The Tulsa District Public Affairs Office receives several notes and phone calls daily highlighting the local impacts associated with the temporary closure of many of our recreational facilities. We fully acknowledge these negative effects and do appreciate your many concerns.
  • September

    JROTC Cadets Tour Keystone Dam

    Tulsa District hosted a group of seven Junior Reserve Officer Training cadets from Will Rogers Collage High School for a tour of the Keystone Dam. The tour was part of the District’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program to promote engineering as career.
  • Corps booth at Fair garners ‘reserve grand champion’ ribbon

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Safety Booth at the Kansas State Fair won a top honor here Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013. The indoor booth received the “reserve grand champion” ribbon for the caliber of appearance of the booth and the value it provides to fair visitors.
  • August

    Tulsa District employee wins national award

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District employee Shane Roe, lead welder at the Robert S. Kerr Marine Terminal in Sallisaw, is the 2013 recipient of the Corps of Engineers national Castle award.
  • Employee Spotlight- Joe Custer

    Lake Manager Joe Custer recently returned from a six-month stay in Washington D.C. as part of the Natural Resources Management Career Assignment Program. As part of the employee spotlight for this month, we caught up with Joe to gain some insight into his involvement in the program and his work for the people and communities around Lake Texoma.
  • July

    Artificial nesting platform built for endangered birds

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an oil company have worked together to construct artificial nesting platforms for the Interior Least Tern, an endangered bird. This will provide them with the habitat that they need without inhibiting the work of the oil company.
  • Retired teacher volunteers to educate children about water safety

    With the spirit of a lifelong educator, retired schoolteacher Pam VanderWeele has shown the reach and impact that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers can have on communities and people.As a water safety volunteer at Lake Texoma this summer, VanderWeele visited 17 elementary schools surrounding the lake in Texas and Oklahoma, giving presentations to more than 2,000 students in the third through fifth grades.
  • Corps rangers stress safety for Fourth of July

    Park rangers at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District lakes will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday conducting boat safety checks and educating the public about water safety.
  • June

    Corps returns to 24/7 lock operations on McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District will return the operation of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System to 24 hours a day, 7 days per week beginning July 1. Since October 2012, lock maintenance closures have been conducted for four hours daily at the Webbers Fall, Chouteau and Newt Graham lock and dams during which time no vessels have been locked.
  • 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.
  • Eufaula Record of Decision signed; moratorium lifted

    A Record of Decision has been issued by the Southwestern Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula, for the Eufaula Lake Environmental Impact Statement.In addition, the Shoreline Management Use Permit moratorium that has been in place since May 2011 will be lifted effective June 17.
  • Employee spotlight: Transportation Assistant (Fleet Manager), Bill Minnock

    Employee Bill Minnock joined the district in Feb. 2013.
  • Corps computer donations benefit local schools

    As changes in technology rapidly move forward, federal employees are finding ways to help build a sustainable future that is filled with technological opportunities for coming generations.Two Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees seized the chance to make a difference in the lives of students throughout schools in their area by donating used Corps equipment to local schools, creating a better tomorrow by giving students the tools they need today.
  • Low lake levels at Skiatook lake make bluff jumping even more dangerous

    Skiatook Lake is still more than six feet below normal. A huge safety concern exists this summer for lake visitors making the decision to engage in the unlawful activity of bluff jumping. Unaware of the lower lake level, it is feared that many jumpers may simply return to their favorite rock and make what could be a fatal decision to jump. This past weekend, this fear became a reality as a young man lost his life at the lake after bluff jumping.
  • Aging Robert S. Kerr Hydraulic Pipes Removed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District replaced rusted galvanized steel pipes with new stainless steel pipes that are expected to last much longer than the original 1960s pipes in the same environment.