OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The purpose of the project will be to rehabilitate Okmulgee Lake Dam. The dam is in unsatisfactory condition and serves a population of 11,500 city residents and 20,000 or more in a rural community. The primary purposes of the dam are water supply, flood control, and recreation for Okmulgee County in Oklahoma. The maximum funding of $1 million is required. It will be utilized for technical planning, design, and construction assistance for rehabilitation activities that reduce the dam?s risk of failure and increase community preparedness.
The Okmulgee Lake Dam's primary purpose is water supply, flood control, and recreation for Okmulgee County in Oklahoma. The lake and dam facility a vital resource with 668 acres of water surface, a water capacity of 14,170 acre-feet of water, and 19 miles of shoreline. The Okmulgee Dam was constructed in 1928. The facility age is approaching 100-year old and is in need for a capital improvement project. There is significant seepage along east toe of the 94 year-old earthen dam that requires repair. The rate of seepage has been increasing over the last 50 years. The required repairs are beyond everyday operations and maintenance. Financial interventions are requested for the rehabilitation of the Okmulgee Lake Dam in Okmulgee County.
The project is to rehabilitate Okmulgee Lake Dam, which serves Okmulgee County. Small communities of the state are in the most need because of their limited ability to finance projects through traditional loan programs and reduction in revenue-generating vehicles. The pandemic has exacerbated the financial ability of our small communities to repair their dams due to the combination of a loss of sales tax revenue from closed businesses and increased costs of every day materials, maintenance and typical construction.
The community will consult with an engineering firm and the OWRB to complete the proposed project. The project performance will be measured by the improvement in the condition rating of the dam, and, therefore, the reduction of risk to downstream communities and water customers.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Clean Water: Nonpoint Source
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »