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 Dec. 5, 2019
Expiration date: 1/9/2020

The proposed project is in Section 22, Township 12 North, Range 1 East, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Horseshoe Lake, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.50279 and West Longitude -97.18030.

The applicant proposes to construct bank stabilization activities along approximately 1,500 linear feet of the left descending bank of the North Canadian River.  The proposed bank stabilization measures includes the construction of bendway weirs (BW), longitudinal peak stone toe protection (LPSTP), and living dikes (LD).

The proposed bank stabilization project would prevent channel migration and preserve the existing water intake for Horseshoe Lake Generating Station.  Currently, there is no protection at this river segment and where it would flow out of this area between Horseshoe Lake and the North Canadian River.  In a large flood event, this could result in extensive erosion at this unprotected bank adjacent to Horseshoe Lake and jeopardize the entire lake system.

The applicant plans to install silt fencing around the work areas, prior to any earth-disturbing activities.  They would install BW and LPSTP, composed of riprap.   Also, the applicant is proposing several LD, consisting of deep planted rows of live un-rooted willow and sycamore trees on the left descending bank.  Rip-rap would be composed of durable well-graded rock sized between 12 to 18-inches, and would be free from dirt, clay, sand, rock fines, and other materials.