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. 13, 2022
Expiration date: 1/12/2023

Approximately 240 linear feet of the existing concrete-lined stream channel would be replaced, and the concrete-lined channel would be extended approximately 765 linear feet upstream from the existing concrete channel. A drop structure would be constructed to lower the channel grade at the upper end where it would tie into the existing natural channel.  The City of Tulsa would utilize the capacity of the existing double 66-inch reinforced concrete pipeline (RCP) culverts. Therefore, a diversion weir structure would be constructed in the concrete channel adjacent to East 17th Street.  This diversion would split the flow between the existing concrete channel that flows north and the proposed double 8-foot by 5-foot RCB storm sewer that would travel along East 17th Place and then turn north along South 117th East Avenue. A junction box would be constructed to combine the new storm system with the existing double 66-inch RCPs. A double 10-foot by 6-foot RCB culvert would convey the combined flow north along South 117th East Avenue, turning west at East 16th Street South and discharging into the main stem of Tupelo Creek just north of the East 16th Street bridge.