By Denise Brewer
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa County officials along with the US Army Corps of Engineers signed a formal agreement to share the cost of a feasibility plan for the Arkansas River. Without the plan, steps can not be taken to begin the master plan development of the river. The cost of the study will be about $4.5 million dollars.
According to Cynthia Kitchens, Project Manager for the corps partnership, the study ensures that environmentally and economically the river project can be justified.
The mayors of Tulsa, Jenks, Sand Springs and Sapulpa have worked together on the project. Along with county officials and Congressman John Sullivan and Senator Jim Inhoffe. All took part in the signing ceremony.
Jeff Dunne, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, says the first visible progress will be low water dams along the river corridor. Citizens can expect to see those by 2012.