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 July 15, 2015
Expiration date: 8/14/2015

The application is to construct an inland lake, including associated water control devices, and a sanitary sewer outfall pipe for a future wastewater pumpout facility on an undeveloped 49.5-acre site.

The proposed project is north of FM 406 and west of FM 84, near Denison, Grayson County, Texas.  The project site can be found on the Pottsboro, Texas 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 33.825006 and West Longitude 96.647336.

The overall primary purpose of this work is to collect/treat stormwater runoff prior to release into the Little Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma and development irrigation. Secondarily, and only in the event of a pump station failure, the lake would be used to collect untreated wastewater to avoid discharge into Lake Texoma.

The applicant proposes to place 1,750 cubic yards of fill material in 1,522.7 linear feet of stream to impound water over 2,208.34 linear feet of stream to form a 16.5-surface acre lake.  The proposed project includes construction of an earthen dam approximately 1,300 feet in length, a culvert within the dam leading to a baffled chute drop spillway, energy dissipater at the outfall of the spillway, 18-inch reinforced concrete pipe with a drop inlet structure, and a dike.  Additionally, an 18-inch emergency sanitary sewer overflow pipe, new roadways at the existing dams (Lake Gray and Lake Lightbourn) would be constructed and installed outside of waters of the United States.