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State Corps of Engineers projects due $83.7 million

State Corps of Engineers projects due $83.7 million

by: RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
5/12/2009 3:40:50 AM

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects in Oklahoma have been allocated $83.7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the corps' Tulsa District office has announced.

The district, which includes all of Oklahoma plus southern Kansas, northern Texas and the Texas Panhandle, received a total of $127.6 million.

The money will be spent on more than 200 construction and maintenance projects, including 136 in Oklahoma. The single biggest item is $15 million to replace the gates on the Fort Gibson Dam.

Other projects on the list:

  • $8 million to repair spillway weirs and sill plates on the Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River Navigation System.

  • $5 million to upgrade public use areas at Lake Eufaula.

  • $4.3 million for habitat reconstruction on Joe Creek in Tulsa.

  • $4 million for repairs on the Webbers Falls Lock and Dam.

  • $3 million to replace corrugated pipe in the Lake Fort Gibson dike.

Among area lakes, Fort Gibson is scheduled to receive a total of $19.7 million; Lake Eufaula, $7.1 million; Tenkiller, $4 million; Oologah, $3 million; Keystone, $2 million; Skiatook, $1.1 million; and Heyburn, $470,000.

The Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System will receive $12.7 million.

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