Special Report: Funding Low Water Dam Improvements

Nov 26, 2012

The low water dam just south of downtown Tulsa
Credit KWGS News File Photo

We must have water in the River. That is the gist of a report going to the Tulsa City Council next week.

Voters rejected funding low water dams earlier this month. There is still a chance for federal funding, but the State Supreme Court last week, stripped away Tulsa's source for matching funds.

Mayor Bartlett thinks the Kaiser Foundation’s “Gathering Place”, planned for the area near the low water dam, could be counted toward matching community funds. The Foundation is proposing a $100-million plus development in front of the Blair Mansion near 29th and Riverside Drive. They hope to break ground in 2014.

The River Development Task Force will present its report to the city council one week from Thursday.