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 Sept. 16, 2020
Expiration date: 10/17/2020

The applicant proposes to draw the lake down to 10-20 acres to expose sufficient basin to make repairs. Once the lake level has been reduced, relocate
sediment from the lake basin to create new jetties (approximately 6 jetties, 100 feet long and 44 feet wide at the base) and to repair/armor shorelines. The jetties will act as a wind break and reduce further bank erosion. The jetties will be armored with rip rap to prevent erosion and sloughing of the relocated sediment. Approximately 5000 feet of shoreline will be repaired and bank stabilization measures (proper slope, establishing native rooted aquatic vegetation) will be used. Dam repairs will include the installation of a new primary spillway structure will be completed by a contractor with plans and oversight provided by Garver Engineering. The applicant proposes to use heavy equipment to reshape existing shorelines to proper 2:1 slope to repair extended shallow flats and provide optimal habitat for fishes and aquatic vegetation. Sediment removal from the basin will increase the open water habitat available for pelagic fishes. Sediment removal will also expose buried nutrients which will help boost the initial food web productivity when the lake refills. The applicant proposes to extend and repair existing boat ramp by lengthening the existing concrete boat ramp by 20 feet and widening the boat ramp to a total width of 19 feet. Crushed rock base material will be used under the concrete in the new sections.