Tulsa District Regulatory Permits for Public Comment

PURPOSE:  The purpose of these public notices are to inform you of a proposal for work in which you might be interested and to solicit your comments and information to better enable us to make a reasonable decision on factors affecting the public interest.

SECTION 10: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) to regulate all work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of the United States.  The intent of this law is to protect the navigable capacity of waters important to interstate commerce.

SECTION 404: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344) to regulate the discharges of dredged and fill material into all waters of the United States.  These waters include lakes, rivers, streams, mudflats, sandflats, sloughs, wet meadows, natural ponds, and wetlands adjacent to other waters.  The intent of the law is to protect these waters from the indiscriminate discharge of material capable of causing pollution and to restore and maintain their chemical, physical, and biological integrity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

Regulatory Office, Chief




Published July 24, 2018
Expiration date: 8/22/2018

The application is for the placement of fill material in waters of the United States, for the proposed construction of the Lake Frances Whitewater Park. Approximately 2 acres of temporary fill and 1 acre of permanent fill would occur in the Illinois River and approximately 1.633 acres of permanent fill would occur in adjacent Palustrine areas, in order to accommodate the proposed project.

The proposed work involves a 1,200-foot bypass channel with an alignment that follows a low area in the overbank. Dam hazard mitigation consists of building grouted boulder steps downstream of the dam crest. These steps would eliminate the formation of overly retentive hydraulics and decrease the drowning hazards at the dam.