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1/28/2015
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Employee Spotlight: Sheryl Townsend

United States Army

Date: 1/20/2015 2:14:00 PM

Sheryl Townsend is a natural resource specialist at the Tenkiller Ferry Lake Project Office. Sheryl has been with the Tulsa District more than 20 years. She graduated high school in Bakersfield, Calif. in 1975 and attended college at Northeastern State

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Stakeholder relations manager presented with de Fleury

United States Army

Date: 1/16/2015 2:04:00 PM

TULSA - Col. Richard A. Pratt, commander, Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recognized Lori A. Hunninghake for her contributions to improve transparency of the Tulsa District, and unprecedented success and continued improvement of customer

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Drought Map: January 8

United States Army

Date: 1/8/2015 1:46:00 PM

DROUGHT UPDATE: As of 6 January, approximately 28% of the lower 48 states remained in some level of drought. Our District, which includes the Red River and Arkansas River watersheds, varied from normal conditions in some eastern areas to the exceptional

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Regulatory chief honored with de Fleury Medal

United States Army

Date: 12/30/2014 9:53:00 AM

TULSA, Okla. – The commander of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recognized the district’s regulatory chief for significant contributions to the Engineer Regiment throughout his career. Tulsa District Commander, Col. Richard A. Pratt

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Employee Spotlight: Todd Jones

United States Army

Date: 12/23/2014 9:45:00 AM

Todd Jones is a Natural Resource Specialist at the Tenkiller Ferry Lake Office. He grew up in Mannford, Oklahoma and graduated from Mannford High School in 2005. He studied Fish and Wildlife Biology while attending Northeastern State University in

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• Surface Area: 14,360 Acres
• Shoreline: 117 Miles
• Volume: 274,333 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 275 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 17 Feet
Sardis Lake is a reservoir in Pushmataha County and Latimer County in Oklahoma, US. The dam impounding the lake is located approximately 3 miles north of Clayton. The lake covers 14,360 acres with 117 miles of shoreline. The lake is an impoundment of Jackfork Creek, a tributary of the Kiamichi River.
The lake's normal pool elevation is 599 feet above sea level. Its storage capacity is 274,330 acre feet. At flood stage its elevation is 607 feet above sea level and its capacity rises to 396,900 acre feet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, led by Donald Mahaffey, constructed the dam and lake between 1977 and 1982 under a contract with the state of Oklahoma for the purpose of selling water to municipalities and industrial customers in Oklahoma. Oklahoma agreed to make 50 annual payments and to pay the costs of operating the dam and lake. However, the state was unable to sell the water it needed to recover its costs, so the state discontinued payments to the federal government in 1997. The federal government sued the state for breach of contract and recovery of funds. The case wound its way through the courts and eventually Oklahoma lost the case when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
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