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 Oct. 23, 2014
Expiration date: 11/21/2014

The basic purpose of this work is to expand the left descending bank to facilitate a gentle slope from two land bridges over Riverside Drive.   The overall purpose of this work is to provide a world class riverfront park for the citizens of Tulsa.

The proposed project is located in the Arkansas River in Sections 13 and 24, Township 19 North, Range 12 East, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Jenks, OK 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map.

 Latitude North:  36.1216    Longitude West:  95.98673 Decimal Degrees

The applicant proposes the placement of 175,000 cubic yards (cys) of fill material into jurisdictional waters along the left descending bank of the Arkansas River for the construction of two (north and south) buildouts.  The proposed project would be protected by a 4-foot high (maximum height) vertical retaining wall approximately 2,500 linear feet (lf) long using rock boulders.  Approximately 9.44 acres of compacted earthen fill material that consists of approximately 102,250 cys of sand, 6,500 cys of rock, 37,500 cys of shale, 27,800 cys of rock boulders, and 950 cys of excavated rock from the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) weir in the Arkansas River would be placed below the ordinary high water mark behind the retaining wall to construct the buildouts.


Location (Arkansas River)



Total cys



Bank Stabilization Project**






Excavation of Sand*






Excavation of Rock






Excavation of Shale






10 to 47-inch rock boulders






PSO Weir Removal






Project Total






*131,000 cys of sand would be excavated.  After the sand has been compacted and the water has dissipated, volume of sand would be reduced.  ** 27,800 cys for rock boulders would be construction of bank stabilization project.