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 June 21, 2013
Expiration date: 7/25/2013

The applicant proposes to excavate approximately 250,000 cubic yards (cys) of sand in Zink Lake. The work would involve the removal of accumulated sediments and rock, and the maintenance of the beaches. This equipment would require bulldozers, scrapers, front-end loaders, and rock trucks.


Approximately 9.9 acres (80,000 cys) of sand would be placed in four areas within the Arkansas River

to re-build beaches and to partially fill the existing marina to re-create a portion of the natural ground

that was present when the marina was created.


The placement of fill material within the Arkansas River and the method of removing the accumulated

sediment is a "discharge" of dredged material. This includes the addition, placement, or redistribution

of dredged or excavated materials within waters of the United States.


The remaining 170,000 cys would be relocated to upland disposal sites that have not been identified by the applicant. The excavation depth of the upstream portion of Zink Dam to 21st Street Bridge is

approximately 4 feet in depth. The maximum depth at Zink Lake Dam would be excavated to 9 feet in

depth near the dam and 1. 7 5 feet in depth near the 21st Street Bridge after the project has been



It is the intent of River Parks Authority, in conjunction with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, and PSO,

to relocate sand in order to improve water access for the PSO intake valve.