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. 23, 2019
Expiration date: 1/21/2020

The proposed project is located along the North Canadian River near Triple X Road and NE 36th Street in the SE ¼ of Section 18, Township 12 North, Range 1 East and SW ¼ of Section 17, Township 12 North, Range 1 East, near Choctaw, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Horseshoe Lake, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.625 and West Longitude -97.125.

The overall need is to stop the encroachment of the North Canadian River in order to reconstruct Triple X road and protect the residences along Triple X Road.  A water dependency determination would be made upon consideration of the basic purpose of the project.  The overall purpose is for public safety.  The applicant is proposing the repair to protect the safety of Triple X Road as a reliable arterial transportation route with access to the Triple X bridge crossing the North Canadian River.

Note:  The applicant is using funding by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct this bank repair and stabilization effort, due to the federal funding, FEMA is the lead federal agency for this project.

The applicant proposes to construct four spur dikes of various sizes totaling 6,819 cubic yards of 24-inch riprap below the ordinary high water mark of the North Canadian River.  The length and alignment of the dikes was developed to maintain the new alignment of the river bank consistent with the 2013 alignment.  The top elevation of the dikes was set to be above the 10 year flood frequency and below the 50 year flood frequency.  

The applicant also proposes to realign the North Canadian River to the previous 2013 alignment.  The proposed channel realignment would result from the excavation of 25,000 cubic yards of sandy alluvial river material (point bar) along 3,000 linear feet of the North Canadian River adjacent to Triple X Road.  The channel shape would be trapezoidal with 3:1 side slopes and a bottom width of 120 feet to match the existing channel width.  The channelization would result in the redistribution of the dredge material from excavating the new channel.  The excavated material would be used for reconstructing the new channel banks.  The project would require the use of various track hoes, dump trucks, and bulldozers for construction and excavation.