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 March 12, 2019
Expiration date: 4/10/2019

The project would include the placement of fill material into approximately 1,485-lf of Little River, which is a tributary of the Canadian River.
Approximately 11,135-cys of earthen fill would be placed into 1,485-lf of stream channel. 

The project is anticipated to shift the stream channel east approximately 300 feet and would be constructed by creating a new 1,422-lf stream channel, in a sinuous pattern, and stabilizing the channel and banks using native rock to create stable banks and proper pool riffle sequences. The new channel would be constructed and stabilized prior to opening the existing channel to flow into the new channel to minimize the amount of sediment carried downstream. After the new channel is established and functioning properly, the old channel alignment would be dammed off and filled in a manner to prevent any sediment from entering the downstream water system. There would be no dredge or fill material discharged into the downstream creek as a result of this project. The channel would be protected from sediment during development using silt fence and silt dikes. The work would be completed with standard earth moving equipment (e.g. backhoe, bulldozer, trackhoe, haul truck, and compactor).