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^ OKLAHOMA PL-566 ^ 

72 WATERSHED 

REPORT 




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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
Soil Conservation Service 
Stillwater, Oklahoma 
September, 1972 



CATALOGING . Pft£ P 







STATUS OF PL- 566 WATERSHEDS IN OKLAHOMA 
July 1972 



PL-566 



Projects Completed ----------- 6 

Approved for Operations -------- 45 

Approved for Operations (inactive) - - - 8 

Authorized for Planning -------- 10 

Applications Pending ---------- 43 

Total Number of Projects ---------- 112 

Total Acres ------------------- 



11,887,096 



STRUCTURAL MEASURES 



FLOODWATER RETARDING 


STRUCTURES 


: CHANNEL 




Planned : 


Completed 


: Planned 


: Completed 


PL-566 


1,337 


620 


349.3 


66.50 


Pilot 


6 


6 


- 


- 


TOTAL 


1,343 


626 


349.3 


66.50 



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FOREWORD 



This progress report is published to keep agencies 
of government, planners, and individuals informed 
of the status of PL-566 project activities in 
Oklahoma . 

These upstream watershed projects are developed by 
local people with assistance of the Soil Conservation 
Service and other state and federal agencies. 

The objectives of these projects are to reduce sedi- 
ment and floodwater damages, develop solutions to 
water and land resource needs such as municipal 
water, recreation, fish and wildlife, and irrigation 
as well as to improve the economic level of the 
community. 

These projects play a significant role in the develop- 
ment of rural America and provide benefits to many 
urban areas. 

The SCS and the watershed sponsors are making every 
effort in the planning of new projects to include 
ideas of people representing all interests in order 
that the completed project plan is one that will 
provide the best environment for the most people 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



I . Public Law 566 

Projects Completed & Pilot ----------- 1-5 

Projects Approved for Operations -------- 7-53 

Projects Approved for Operations (Inactive)- - - 55-61 
Projects Authorized for Planning Assistance - - 63-67 
Applications Approved by the Oklahoma 

Conservation Commission ----------- 69-78 



II. Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention 

Progress Map of Oklahoma ------------79 



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PROJECTS COMPLETED 
PL-S66 



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Bear, Fall and Coon Creeks Watershed (Lincoln, Logan and 

Oklahoma Counties) 

Sponsors : Logan County Conservation District 

Lincoln County Conservation District 
Oklahoma County Conservation District 
Bear, Fall and Coon Creeks Water and Soil 
Conservancy District No. 4 

Authorized for Planning : April 15, 1955 

Authorized for Operations : June 26, 1958 

Completion Date : June 30, 1967 

Measures Installed : 

1 multipurpose structure with irrigation 
30 floodwater retarding structures 



Big Wewoka Creek Watershed (Pottawatomie, Seminole and 

Hughes Counties) 

Sponsors ; Shawnee Conservation District 

Seminde County Conservation District 
Hughes County Conservation District 
Wewoka Creek Water and Soil Conservancy 
District No. 2 

Authorized for Planning : February 9, 1955 

Authorized for Operations : June 21, 1956 

Completion Date : June 30, 1968 

Measures Installed : 

1 multipurpose structure with wildlife 
41 floodwater retarding structures 



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Fourche Maline Creek Watershed (Latimer and LeFlore Counties) 



Sponsors ; Latimer County Conservation District 
LeFlore County Conservation District 
City of Wilburton 
Wilburton Public Works Authority 
Fourche Haline Conservancy District No. 10 
Oklahoma Industrial Development and Parks Department 
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation 

Authorized for Planning : August 26, 1958 

Authorized for Operations : August 29, 1960 

Completion Date : June 30, 1972 

Measures Installed : 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water (site 7) 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation-wildlife water 
12 floodwater retarding structures 



Little Wewoka - Graves Creek Watershed (Hughes, Seminole and 

Okfuskee Counties) 

Sponsors : Hughes County Conservation District 

Seminole County Conservation District 
Okfuskee County Conservation District 

Wewoka Creek Water and Soil Conservancy District No. 2 

Authorized for Planning : February 9, 1955 

Authorized for Operations : June 21, 1956 

Completion Date : June 30, 1972 

Measures Installed : 

16 floodwater retarding structures 



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Timber Creek Watershed (Beckham and Roger Mills Counties) 



Sponsors: North Fork of Red River Conservation District 

Upper Washita Conservation District 
Timber Creek Conservancy District 

Authorized for Planning : September 11, 1959 

Authorized for Operations : August 31, 1960 

Completion Date : June 30, 1968 

Measures Installed : 

7 floodwater retarding structures 



Whitegrass-Waterhole Creek Watershed (McCurtain County) 

Sponsors: Valliant Conservation District 

Little River Conservation District 

Whitegrass-Waterhole Water and Soil Conservancy District 

Authorized for Planning : April 30, 1957 

Authorized for Operations : July 25, 1958 

Completion Date : June 30, 1967 

Measures Installed : 

9 floodwater retarding structures 



Pilot Watershed 



Double Creek Watershed (Osage and Washington Counties 

Sponsors : Caney Valley Conservation District 

Osage County Conservation District 

Kansas-Oklahoma Caney Watershed Council of Conservation 
Districts 

Authorized for Operations : November 1, 1954 

Measures Installed : 

6 floodwater retarding structures 



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PROJECTS APPROVED FOR OPERATIONS 

PL-566 



Brushy-Peaceable Creeks Watershed (Pittsburg and Latimer Counties) 



Sponsors : Pittsburg County Conservation District 

Brushy-Peaceable Creeks Conservancy District 
City of McAlester 

Size : 212,912 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; November 22, 1965 
Authorized for Operations : May 28, 1970 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Federal $3,675,304 

b. Other 2 ,228 ,273 

Total $5,903,577 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 64 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 70 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Need for municipal water and recreation for the city of McAlester 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Municipal water 
Wildlife land development 
Structural Measures Planned : 

2 multipurpose structures with municipal water 
44 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

27 percent of easements secured 
13 sites cleared 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 17,276 

Effectiveness of Project : 

The easement drive was launched October 1970. A watershed tour of 
two nearly completed watershed projects and a special Rural-Urban 
Watershed Meeting have resulted in gaining considerable additional 
support . 

Annual benefits to the structures will be: Flood prevention, 

recreation, more intensive land use, municipal water and 
redevelopment of rural areas. 



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Cane Creek Watershed (Muskogee and Okmulgee Counties) 



Sponsors : Okmulgee County Conservation District 

Muskogee County Conservation District 
Cane Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 101,755 acres 

Authorized for Planning : June 6, 1958 

Authorized for Operations : September 8, 1961 
Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 72 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 68 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Flooding of state and federal highways and county roads 
Flood hazards to bridges of roads and railroads 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

28 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

18 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

117 of 180 total easements secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 7,399 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Structures built to date have prevented flooding on the 
main stem of Cane Creek. Runoff from several rains, which 
would otherwise have caused flooding, has been confined to 
the channel. Landowners, county commissioners and others 
have made many comments about the reduced flooding. No 
major flood has occurred on the main stem of the creek 
since the first ten structures were built. 

One site has been made available as a standby water supply 
for Boynton. One site is leased to a sportsmen club. 

Owners are making use of sediment pool storage for irrigating 
gardens, supplying water for farmsteads, stock water, fishing, 
channel catfish production, etc. 



$1,488,996 

1,673,793 

$3,162,789 



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Caney Creek Watershed (Atoka and Bryan Counties) 



Sponsors : Atoka County Conservation District 

Bryan County Conservation District 
Lower Clear Boggy Conservancy District 
Size : 20,541 acres 

Authorized for Planning : February 15, 1957 

Authorized for Operations : July 17, 1963 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Federal $586,357 

b. Other 370 , 386 

Total $956,743 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 65 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 85 

Watershed Problems : 

Frequent and severe flooding 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

14 floodwater retarding structures 
1 mile of outlet channel 
Structural Measures Installed : 

11 floodwater retarding structure 
0.8 mile of outlet channel 
Sites 1 and 12 and 0.2 mile of outlet channel are 
under construction 
Easement Status : 

Efforts are being made to clear site 5 but no easements 
signed 

Acres of Flood Plain Protected by Project : 2,222 acres 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Unofficial report of 4 to 7 inches of rain fell over the 
watershed in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971. No structures 
flowed through the emergency spillway. All planned structures 
are complete on the main stream of Caney Creek above the point 
where Limestone Creek and Caney Creek merge. Only minor flood' 
ing occurred on the main stream above this point. Flooding 
did occur below the two creeks. 



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Caney-Coon Creek Watershed (Coal County) 



Sponsors : Coal County Conservation District 

City of Coalgate 
Size : 23,571 acres 

Authorized for Planning : January 28, 1959 

Authorized for Operations : September 9, 1959 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 61 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 65 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Interruption of travel on State Highways 3 and 31, and 
to the Coalgate cemetery road 
Need for municipal water for city of Coalgate 
Project Purposes: 

Flood prevention 
Municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 

2 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

1 multipurpose structure 
Easement Status : 

1 site clear for construction 

13 of 20 easements on the remaining site have been secured 
Sponsors are now negotiating with one of the landowners 
for the purchase of a tract of land involved in this site 
This site is expected to be cleared in the near future 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 765 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Cannot be measured until completion of remaining two 
s true tures . 



$315,743 

480, 615 

$796,358 



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Canyon View Watershed (Canadian County) 

Sponsors : Central North Canadian River Conservation District 

Size : 8,180 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 10, 1967 

Authorized for Operations : June 27, 1968 

Estimated Total Cost of Project: 



Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 92 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 75 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural lands and 
county roads 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

4 single purpose floodwater retarding structures 
1.92 acres of waterway 
Structural Measures Installed : 

Contracts are let and construction started on two structures 
Construction plans are complete on the remainder of the 
structural measures 
Easement Status : 

All landrights or options have been obtained and recorded 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 564 

Effectiveness of Project : 

The project when complete will control the floodwaters in the 
flood plain area with major benefits being received by both 
private and public properties. Recreation will be provided 
in lakes formed by structures and wildlife habitats developed 
around structures. 



a. Federal 

b. Other 



Total 



$283,456 

154.804 

$437,260 



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Caston Mountain Creek Watershed (LeFlore County) 



$1,851,000 

387,700 

$2,238,700 



Sponsors : LeFlore County Conservation District 

Caston -Mountain Creeks Conservancy District No. 

Town of Wister 
Size : 47853 acres 

Authorized for Planning : March 22, 1965 

Authorized for Operations : October 12, 1966 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Federal 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment ; 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 66 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 76 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Flood protection from town of Wister, Oklahoma 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

5 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

Construction complete on site No. 1 
Easement Status : 

1, 2 and 4 - easements obtained for construction 
has about 70 percent of needed land acquired by 



Sites Nos. 
Site No. 5 
purchase 
Site No. 3 



has approximately 40 percent of land by easement 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 2,668 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Site No. 1 has been mitigated for wildlife. Site No. 1 helped 
prevent a major flood disaster to the east part of the town of 
Wister, Oklahoma during an 8-inch rain on December 9, 1971. 
Sites Nos. 2 and 4 are under construction. 



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Cotton -Coon -Mis sion Creek Watershed (Nowata, Osage and Washington 

Counties, Oklahoma; Chautauqua 
County, Kansas 



$2,185,859 

2,280,269 

$4,466,128 



Sponsors : Conservancy District No. 26 

Caney Valley Conservation District 
Nowata County Conservation District 
Osage County Conservation District 
City of Dewey 
Town of Wann 

Chautauqua County Soil Conservation District, Kansas 
Size: 198,170 acres 

Authorized for Planning : November 16, 1964 

Authorized for Operation : April 1, 1969 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Federal 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 60 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 78 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Need for municipal water for town of Wann and city of Dewey 
Need for water -based recreation development for city of 
Dewey and nearby cities and communities 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Recreation 
Municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation and municipal water 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 
13 floodwater retarding structures 

Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

2 sites are cleared for construction 

16 of 79 total easements have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 5,392 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed at this date 



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Cottonwood Creek Watershed (Kingfisher, Logan, Canadian and 

Oklahoma Counties) 

Sponsors ; Cottonwood Creek Conservancy District No. 11 
Kingfisher County Conservation District 
Logan County Conservation District 
Canadian County Conservation District 
Oklahoma County Conservation Disrrict 
Size : 242,470 acres 

Authorized for Planning : September 26, 1960 

Authorized for Operations : October 4, 1962 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $3,761,755 

b. Other 1.649.595 

Total $5,411,350 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 70 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 80 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural lands, county 
roads, bridges and the city of Guthrie 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Recreation 

Structural Measures Planned : 

Because of urbanization in the upper area of the watershed 
the work plan is being revised to delete structures with 
excessive problems 
Structural Measures Installed : 

13 dams have been built 

3 are scheduled for construction in fiscal year 1973 
Easement status : 

141 of 285 easements have been obtained 
18 sites completely cleared 
10 sites lack one easement 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 16,000 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Although no severe flooding rains have occurred on the 
watershed since 1965, rain did occur in 1967 which caused 
flooding on Deer Creek and Chisholm Creek. No flooding 
occurred on Cottonwood above Deer Creek. It was evident 
that this protection was due to five flood retarding 
structures on the headwaters of Cottonwood Creek. Some sites 
are being developed into excellent recreation facilities to 
meet this increasing demand. 



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Deep Red-Run-Coffin Creek Watershed (Tillman, Kiowa and Comanche 

Counties) 

Sponsors ; Tillman County Conservation District 
Kiowa County Conservation District 
Comanche County Conservation District 
City of Frederick 
Size : 58,600 

Authorized for Planning : December 9, 1969 

Authorized for Operations : June 29, 1971 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

Percent of land adequately treated: 75 

Watershed Problems : 

Need for municipal water and recreation for city of 
Frederick 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Project Purposes : 

Watershed protection, flood prevention, recreation and 
municipal water supply for city of Frederick 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water and recreation 
1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

City of Frederick has voted bonds to purchase landrights 
for two multipurpose structures 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 573 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures have been installed to date 



$1,388,563 

1.687.894 

$3,076,457 



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Delaware Creek Watershed (Atoka , Coal, Johnston and Pontotoc 

Counties) 

Sponsors ; Atoka County Conservation District 
Bryan County Conservation District 
Coal County Conservation District 
Johnston County Conservation District 
Lower Clear Boggy Conservancy District 
Size : 50,016 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; September 26, 1960 
Authorized for Operations ; October 4, 1962 
Estimated Total Cost of Project ; 

a. Public Law 566 funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment ; 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 
b* Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems ; 

Frequent and severe flooding 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention and recreation 
Structural Measures Planned : 

14 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

12 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

Site 4 - six easements required, three signed 
Site 14A - two easements required, one signed 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 7,208 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Unofficial reports of 5-9 inches of rain occurred on the 
above watershed in springs of 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 
1971. There was major flooding on the main stream below Sandy 
and Walnut Creeks. None of the structures flowed through 
emergency spillways. Structures have been effective on the 
upper end of the creek where all planned structures are in 
place. Site 9 is partially located on Camp Simpson, a Boy 
Scout Camp. Facilities for all waterfront scouting activities 
have been developed. These facilities include canoeing, 
boating, swimming, life saving and fishing. Available infor- 
mation indicated that in 1971 there were 6,025 recreation days 
of use by scouts at this site. 



$1,415,975 

322.745 

$1,738,720 

62 

87 



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Fitzgerald and Soldier Creeks Watershed (Logan County) 



Sponsors : Logan County Conservation District 

Fitzgerald-Soldier Creek Conservancy District 
Joint Board of Administration for the Board of 
Regents for Oklahoma A&M College 
Langston Public Works Authority 
Coyle Public Works Authority 
Size ; 19,776 acres 

Authorized for Planning s November 22, 1965 
Authorized for Operations ; April 1, 1969 
Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of Planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Protection from sediment and scour damage to 1672 acres of 
agricultural lands, damage to farm properties, roads, bridges 
and reduction of flooding in the town of Coyle 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 
4 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

Site 3M multipurpose structure, a water supply for Langston 
College and the town of Langston, has been completed with 
funds other than PL-566 
Easement Status : 

15 of the 18 needed land easements are recorded 
6 of 7 utility permits obtained 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 1672 

Effectiveness of Project : 

When installed, this project will prevent flood to bottom land 
and the town of Coyle, and furnish municipal water for the city 
of Langston and Langston University. The sponsor has requested 
the use of cost-share funds to develop basic recreation 
facilities around the multipurpose structure. This proposal 
has been approved and planning is now in progress. 



$688,904 

114,681 

$803,585 



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Four Mile Creek Watershed (Canadian County) 



$ 753,738 

385,341 
$1,139,079 



Sponsors : East Canadian County Conservation District 

Central North Canadian Conservation District 
City of El Reno 
Size : 15,360 acres 

Authorized for Planning : August 9, 1963 

Authorized for Operations : September 25, 1964 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Tot® 1 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 90 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 85 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural lands, county 
roads, and the city of El Reno 
Project Purpose : 

Flood Prevention and Recreation 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose flood prevention structure for recreation 
4.8 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

Multipurpose structure 
Channel No. 1 completed 

Lower segment of channel No, 2 near completion 
Easement Status : 

Land easements and rights-of-way acquired (Upper segment of 
Channel No. 2) 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 3,053 acres 

Effectiveness of the Project : 

A large flooding rain occurred in June 1970 after completion 
of Channel No. 1 and no flooding was experienced along this 
channel. The multipurpose structure. Lake El Reno, with 
recreation features provides excellent recreation facilities 
for the people of El Reno and surrounding area. Some of the 
highlights were its selection for one of the lakes for the 
state fishing championship contest; an annual youth fishing 
derby with approximately 2000 participants; the annual 
Fourth of July fireworks and performance with 5000 to 6000 
visitors. The 21st Annual International Land, Range and 
Pasture Judging Contest was held at this lake with 2500 
contestants and visitors. Also, the annual American Indian 
Paw-Wow is held here with as many as 2500 visitors from all 
over the United States. Many of the people in El Reno and 
surrounding area just drive through to enjoy the beauty of 
the project. 



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Frogville Creek Watershed (Choctaw County) 



$424,865 

362,499 

$787,364 



68 

100 



Sponsors : Frogville Conservancy District No. 

Kiamichi Conservation District 
Size : 9, 171 acres 

Authorized for Planning : January 14, 1963 

Authorized for Operations ; October 21, 1965 
Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. PL-566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Frequent flooding of bottomland soils and drainage of inherently 
wet land 

Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention and drainage 
Structural Measures Planned : 

2 floodwater retarding structures 
11.94 miles of main channels and laterals 
Structural Measures Installed : 

2 floodwater retarding structures 
11.94 miles of channels completed 
Easement Status : 

All sites and channels cleared 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 3650 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Completed detention structures and channels have been very 
effective. Thirteen inches of rain fell between December 1 
and 14, 1971, and channels flowed at or near capacity. 

In most cases, emergency spillways were used. Within 24 hours 
the water was back in channels and fields were relatively free 
of any standing water. Very little damage was done to project 
measures or agricultural land. The channels have provided 
farmers with outlets which they are readily using to improve 
their own private drainage systems. 

The economy of the area has been considerably increased with 
the reduction of flooding and standing water. 



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Garrison Creek Watershed (Sequoyah County) 



Sponsors : Garrison Creek Conservancy District 

Sequoyah County Conservation District 
Size : 21,521 acres 

Authorized for Planning : February 15, 1965 

Authorized for Operations : April 1, 1969 



$696,233 

337,334 

$1,033,567 



20 

85 



Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Agricultural water management 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention and agricultural water management 
Structural Measures Planned : 

4 Floodwater retarding structures 
19.11 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

Have 13 of the 47 total easements 
Acr e s of Flood Plain Protected : 6,750 

Effectiveness of the Project : 

The need still exists; however, the enthusiasm diminished 
from planning to approval. Additional interest is being 
expressed at present by local sponsors. 



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Jack Creek Watershed (Tillman and Comanche Counties) 



Sponsors : Tillman County Conservation District 

Comanche County Conservation District 
Jack Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 45,709 acres 

Authorized for Planning : September 19, 1966 

Authorized for Operations : April 1, 1969 



$1,243,759 

738,563 

$1,982,322 



60 

75 



Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater damage to agricultural land 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention (irrigation on site 3) 

Structural Measures Planned : 

10 single-purpose retarding structures 
1 multipurpose structure 
1 release channel 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

6 sites are cleared for construction (2A, 2B, 3, 7, 8 
(detailed plan needed) 

90 percent of easements secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 3,985 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No installations installed to date. 



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Kadashan Bottom Watershed (Wagoner County) 



Sponsors : Wagoner County Conservation District 

Kadashan Conservancy District 
Size : 9,326 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; September 23, 1968 
Authorized for Operation : December 2, 1971 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $526,277 

b. Other 325,055 

Total $851,332 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 55 

b„ Percent of practices applied: 60 

Watershed Problems : 

Flood damages to crops, pasture, farm property and 
public roads 

Lack of adequate conservation treatment 
Inadequate channels 

Lack of conservation, development and utilization of 
fish and wildlife resources 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

6 floodwater retarding structures 
5.6 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

1 site cleared for construction 
4 easements secured 
43 easements remaining 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project: 

2,089 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed at this date. 



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Lambert Creek Watershed (Alfalfa County) 



Sponsors : Alfalfa County Conservation District 

Lambert Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 7,448 acres 

Authorized for Planning : October 5, 1964 

Authorized for Operations : November 24, 1965 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $317,574 

b. Other 159 ,360 

Total $476,934 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 64 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 33 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater damage, floodplain scour, sediment and erosion 
damage to agricultural and nonagricultural land 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

2 floodwater retarding structures 
7.3 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

2 floodwater retarding structures 

Segment No. 1 channel improvement under construction 
Easement Status : 

All easements and rights-of-way have been secured 
Construction on segment No. 2 of channel improvement is 
anticipated this year 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 583 acres 

690 acres of benefited area outside the watershed 
Effectiveness of Project : 

The two sites completed are dry lakes which increase their 
effectiveness for flood prevention. 



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Leader-Middle Clear Boggy Creek Watershed (Pontotoc and Coal Counties) 



Sponsors : Coal County Conservation District 

Pontotoc County Conservation District 
Upper Clear Boggy Conservancy District No. 5 
Size : 107,968 acres 

Authorized for Planning : June 6, 1958 

Authorized for Operations : August 29, 1960 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment: 



$1,156,349 
1 .413.584 
$2,569,933 

36 

48 



a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural lands 
Interruption of travel on State Highways 3 and 31 
Flood damage to county roads and bridges 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

43 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

32 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

One site is clear for construction 
123 of 241 easements have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 7,172 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Effectiveness is limited due to only 37 percent control. 
Landowners and operators within the watershed estimate 
the degree of flooding has decreased. Land improvement 
in bottom lands and upland is increasing, more fertilizer 
is being used and other improvements are being made 
resulting in economic gains for the area. 



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Little Deep Fork Creek Watershed (Lincoln, Creek and Okmulgee 

Counties ) 



$1,575,051 

1.893.144 

$3,468,195 



Sponsors : Creek County Conservation District 

Lincoln County Conservation District 
Okmulgee County Conservation District 
Little Deep Fork Conservancy District No. 1 
Size : 167,488 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 15, 1955 

Authorized for Operations : April 3, 1958 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Fund 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 68 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 77 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Sediment and pollution control 
Structural Measures Planned : 

56 floodwater retarding structures 
5.8 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

52 floodwater retarding structures 
5.8 miles of channel improvement 
Easement Status : 

A work plan supplement adding four sites was approved and 
all easements secured. Construction of these sites will be 
completed in fiscal year 1973 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project: 13.200 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Bottom land fields are being restored to cultivation and tame 
pasture. Spring rains of 1969 and 1970 produced only minor 
flooding along last four miles of the flood plain. A minor 
flood occurred along the last three miles of flood plain during 
December 1971. Recreation in the form of fishing, skiing, 
boating, swimming and picnicking is prevalent on most of the 
s tructures . 



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Lost-Duck Creeks Watershed (Kay County) 



$1,579,949 

990,426 

$2,570,375 



Sponsors : Western Kay County Conservation District 

Arkansas River-Kay County Conservation District 
Lost Creek Conservancy District No. 1 
Duck Creek Conservancy District No. 1 
Size : 55,040 acres 

Authorized for Planning : February 12, 1968 

Authorized for Operations : June 18, 1970 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 62 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 65 

Watershed Problems : 

Problems include a lack of conservation treatment on the 
land, inadequate channels, and flood damages to crops, 
pastures, farm property, railroad property, public roads, 
culverts and bridges 
Project Purposes : 

Flood Prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

12 floodwater retarding structures 
12.75 (approximately) miles channel improvement 
Structureal Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

No sites are cleared for construction and 32 of 60 
total easements have been secured. None of 39 
rights-of-way have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 9,654 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Contracting or construction has not started on this project. 
When installed, this project will reduce sediment yield 
from the watershed and reduce flood damages on 9,654 acres of 
flood plain below the structure locations. 



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Lower Bayou Creek Watershed (Love and Carter Counties) 



$4,582,377 

1 % 250«665 

$5,833,042 

52 

71 



Sponsors : Love County Conservation District 

Arbuckle Conservation District 
Size : 95,448 acres 

Authorized for Planning : June 26, 1961 
Authorized for Operations : June 17, 1964 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Drainage of Simon and Walnut Bayou Creek bottom land 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention and channel enlargement of principal streams 
Structural Measures Planned : 

19 floodwater retarding structures 
38.17 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

2 floodwater retarding structures completed 
2 floodwater retarding structures under construction 
Easement Status : 

13 sites are cleared for construction 
66 of 232 easements have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 13,516 

Effectiveness of Project : 

The land treatment program has affected the amount of 
runoff from the watershed. No major floods have occurred 
since installation of floodwater retarding structures. 



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Lower Black Bear Creek Watershed (Pawnee, Payne and Noble Counties) 



$2,668,286 

1,299,402 

$3,967,688 

72 

55 



Sponsors : Pawnee County Conservation District 

Payne County Conservation District 
Noble County Conservation District 
Black Bear Conservancy District 
Size : 157,683 acres 

Authorized for Planning : November 16, 1964 

Authorized for Operations : April 1, 1969 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment ; 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater damage to cropland, roads and bridges, urban area of 
Pawnee; sediment damage to Keystone Reservoir, sheet erosion, 
scour damage in flood plain and channel scour 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 

Reduce flood damage in City of Pawnee and agricultural areas 
Amendment is being prepared to include municipal water on 
site No. 19 for four towns and rural water districts 
Structural Measures Planned : 

27 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

10 sites are cleared for construction and 100 of 175 total ease- 
ments secured 

Acres in Flood Plain Protected by Project : 11,921 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Contracting or construction has not started. 



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Lover Clear Boggy Creek Watershed (Atoka, Coal, Bryan, and 

Johnston Counties) 

Sponsors : Atoka County Conservation District 

Coal County Conservation District 
Bryan County Conservation District 
Johnston County Conservation District 
Lower Clear Boggy Conservancy District 
Size : 240,301 acres 

Authorized for Planning : September 26, 1960 

Authorized for Operations : March 6, 1964 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $2,487,929 

b. Other 2,979.994 

Total $5,467,923 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 47 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 76 

Watershed Problems : 

Frequent and severe flooding 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

27 floodwater retarding structures 
2.02 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

The supplement to the work plan is in Washington awaiting 
approval. No easements were obtained during the year. 
Acres in Flood Plain Protected by Project : 20,443 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures built to date. 



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Lower Red Rock Creek Watershed (Noble and Pawnee Counties) 



Sponsors : Noble County Conservation District 

Pawnee County Conservation District 
Red Rock Conservancy District 
Size : 116,582 acres 

Authorized for Planning : July 25 , 1966 

Authorized for Operations : April 1, 1969 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 60 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater damage to agricultural and nonagricultural land 
Sediment damage, overbank deposition, erosion damage and 
flood plain scour 
Project Purposes : 

Flood Prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

26 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status 

5 sites are cleared for construction and 42 of 120 total 
easements secured. None of 26 rights-of-way has been 
secured 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 12,815 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures built to date. 



$2,364,944 

1,417.420 

$3,782,364 



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$3,447,990 

2,643,385 

$6,091,375 

56 

62 



Okfuskee Tributaries Watershed (Creek, Okfuskee and Okmulgee 

Counties ) 

Sponsors : Creek County Conservation District 

Okfuskee County Conservation District 
Okmulgee County Conservation District 
City of Okmulgee 
Size : 201,575 acres 

Authorized for Planning : November 22, 1965 

Authorized for Operations : April 1, 1969 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater, drainage, scour damage and sediment damage to 
agricultural lands 

Need for municipal water and recreation for town of Okmulgee 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Municipal water 
Recreation and Irrigation 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation and municipal water 
1 multipurpose structure with irrigation water 
33 floodwater retarding structures 
14 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

17 sites are cleared for construction 
166 of 250 total easements secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 11,301 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No installations have been made. However, the land treatment 
program has affected the amount of runoff in the watershed. 
Installation of the 35 structures and 14 miles of channel 
improvement are expected to produce annual benefits of 
$325,062. Benefits cost ratio is 1.85 to 1. These sites will 
also provide recreation, fish and wildlife habitat, irrigation 
and municipal water for the city of Okmulgee. 



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Okmulgee Creek Watershed (Okmulgee County) 



Sponsors : Okmulgee County Conservation District 

Okmulgee Creek Conservancy District 
City of Okmulgee 
Okmulgee County Commissioners 
Size ; 14,490 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; December 18, 1961 
Authorized for Operations ; June 17, 1964 
Estimated Total Cost of Project ; 
a. Public Law 566 Funds 
b e Other 
Total 
Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated; 

b. Percent of planned measures applied; 75 
Watershed Problems ; 

Floodwater, scour and sediment damage on agricultural land and 
within the city of Okmulgee 
Project Purposes ; 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned ; 

2 floodwater retarding structures 
3.47 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed ; 

2 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status ; 

Easements and rights-of-way have been obtained on lower segment 
of channel improvement. Thirty- two of 124 easements have 
been acquired on middle and upper sections. 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project ; 863 
Effectiveness of Project ; 

Major flooding has not occurred since the first structure 
was built in 1966. Several rains have fallen which would have 
produced heavy flooding jh the city of Okmulgee without 
structures. The latest was an unofficial 8.4 inches which fell 
last Labor Day weekend. There was no flooding in the city of 
Okmulgee as a result of this rain. After completing the 
channel improvement, 347 acres of urban area within the city 
of Okmulgee will be protected from a 100-year frequency 
rain (flood of record). 



$1,378,086 

332.891 

$1,710,977 

70 



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Otter Creek Watershed (Kiowa, Tillman and Comanche Counties) 



Sponsors : Kiowa County Conservation District 

Tillman County Conservation District 
Comanche County Conservation District 
Size : 184,200 acres 

Authorized for Planning : January 11, 1965 

Authorized for Operations : August 22, 1966 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $ 801,880 

b. Other 2 ,230,045 

Total $3,031,925 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of Land adequately treated: 65 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 75 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural lands 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

7 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None (2 structures under construction) 

Easement Status : 

5 sites cleared for construction 
2 sites need 12 easements to clear 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 7,272 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed to date 



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Paint Creek Watershed (Harper County) 



Sponsors : Harper County Conservation District 

Town of Laverne 
Size : 15,929 acres 

Authorized for Planning : July 1968 

Authorized for Operations : May 28, 1970 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a* Public Law 566 Funds $258,614 

b. Other 93 .502 

Total $352,116 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 74 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 70 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Floodwater and sediment damage to town of Laverne 
Need for recreation for town of Laverne 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation 
1 floodwater retarding structure 
1.04 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

All of easements secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 1,478 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed to date 



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Pryor Creek Watershed (Mayes, Rogers and Craig Counties) 



$2,105,152 

1,990.290 

$4,095,442 

55 

70 



Sponsors : Mayes County Conservation District 

Rogers County Conservation District 
Craig County Conservation District 
Pryor Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 175,488 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; January 6, 1967 
Authorized for Operations : August 27, 1969 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Project Purpose : 

Flood Prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

36 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

5 sites are cleared far construction 
38 of 186 easements have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 12,441 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed at this date 



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Quapaw Creek Watershed (Lincoln and Pottawatomie Counties) 



Sponsors : Lincoln County Conservation District 

Shawnee Conservation District 
Town of Meeker 
Town of Sparks 
Size : 98,560 acres 

Authorized for Planning : May 20, 1963 

Authorized for Operations : September 10, 1965 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $4,232,131 

b 0 Other 1 ,635 ,800 

Total $5,867,931 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 55 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 70 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Need for municipal water and recreation for towns of Meeker 
and Sparks 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Recreation 
Municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation and municipal water 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 
42 floodwater retarding structures 

8.8 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

2 multipurpose structures 

10 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

2 additional sites are cleared for construction and 181 of 
232 total easements secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 7,208 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Structures built to date prevented flooding from storm of 
March 14, 1972, which was a 4-inch rain on north side of 
Quapaw Creek. Town of Meeker started using water in 1979 
(3,739 acre feet, 250 surface acres; town of Sparks, 1972, 
150 acre feet, 16 surface acres). 



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Rock Creek Watershed (Latimer and LeFlore Counties) 

Sponsors : Talihina Conservation District 

City of Talihina 
Size : 37,997 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; April 15, 1963 
Authorized for Operations : September 10, 1965 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $1,224,703 



Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 63 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 70 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Residential and business areas in the city of Talihina 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

3 floodwater retarding structures, with one dike and one 
waterway as appurtenant structures to Site No. 4 
Modification of Talihina municipal water supply structure 
to include floodwater detention storage 
Structural Measures Installed : 

2 floodwater retarding structures and modification of the 
Talihina municipal water supply structure to include floodwater 
detention storage 
Easement Status : 

Last site under construction 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 3,133 

Effectiveness of Project : 

The three structures in place have reduced flooding. 

Site No. 1 is open to the public with landowner’s permission 
and has provided many recreational hours of fishing. Site No. 2 
is leased to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Department and 
is open to trie public for fishing. The city of Talihina has a 
park on this site with tables for public use. Site No. 3 is 
stocked with catfish and the landowner plans fee fishing. Site 
No. 3 also provides abundant wildlife habitat. 



b. Other 
Total 



513.137 

$1,737,840 



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Sallisaw Creek Watershed (Adair and Sequoyah Counties) 



Sponsors : Sallisaw Creek Conservancy District 

Sequoyah County Conservation District 
Adair County Conservation District 
Cherokee County Conservation District 
City of Sallisaw 
City of Stilwell 

Stilwell Area Development Authority 
Size : 185,280 acres 

Authorized for Planning : September 11, 1959 

Authorized for Operation : August 28, 1961 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $4,552,584 

b. Other 2 B 379 6 S31 

Total $6,932,215 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 49 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 79 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Sediment deposits in Robert S. Kerr Reservoir and Navigation 
Channel 

Need for municipal water for cities of Sallisaw and Stilwell 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention and municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

40 floodwater retarding structure© 

2 multipurpose structures with municipal water 
Structural Measures Installed : 

33 floodwater retarding structures 
2 multipurpose structures with municipal water 
Easement Status : 

On® additional site is cleared for construction and 71 of 119 
remaining easements secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 8 , 146 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Two periods of flooding occurred ©n Sallisaw Creek in 
October 1969 and October 1970, that would have resulted 
in approximately $236,740 damages had the structures not 
been in place. With the number of structures in place, 
approximately 1,700 and 5,500 acres of flooding occurred with 
a total of $25,000 in damages resulting. The structures 
resulted in a reduction in damages of approximately 90 percent. 
Private and public recreation facilities have been established 
on several of the structures. Four structures, in addition 
to multipurpose structures, are now being used for private 
and commercial water facilities. Irrigation water is being 
supplied by part of the structures with additional interest 
being developed as pastures are improved. 



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Salt Creek Watershed (Seminole and Pottawatomie Counties) 



$2,524,180 

1.336.596 

$3,860,776 



Sponsors ; Salt Creek Conservancy District 
Konawa Conservation District 
Shawnee Conservation District 
Size : 152,000 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 30, 1957 

Authorized for Operations : March 9, 1959 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 88 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 87 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land and 
county roads and bridges 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

49 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

34 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

12 easements of 65 needed, 116 have been granted 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 22,261 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Heavy rains fell on this watershed after 25 structures were 
built and filled most of the flood pools, but caused no 
flooding downstream. Now with 34 structures completed, the 
farmer downstream will realize even more protection and will 
pursue land improvement on protected land. 



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Salt "Camp Creek Watershed (Lincoln and Creek Counties) 



$1,816,707 

1,871.832 

$3,688,539 



Sponsors ; Creek County Conservation District 

Lincoln County Conservation District 
Salt-Camp Conservancy District Mo. 19 
City of Stroud 
Size s 73,030 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; August 15, 1961 
Authorized for Operations ; March 6, 1964 
Estimated Total Cost of Project ; 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment s 

a. Percent of land adequately treated; 51 

b. Percent of planned measures applied; 57 
Watershed Problems ; 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land. Meed for 
municipal water and recreation for city of Stroud. Flood damage 
in fiscal year 1971 estimated at $80,000. Flooding in 
September 1970 from a 7%-inch rain covered 90 percent of the 
entire flood plain about 3 feet deep for the last 4 miles and 
covered 60 percent of the flood plain over the 4 -mile span 
above that. Another rain of 4-5 inches in October also 
covered much of the lower flood plain. 

Project Purposes ; 

Flood prevention, recreation, municipal water and sediment 
and pollution control 
Structural Measures Planned ; 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation and municipal water 
24 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed; 



1 multipurpose structure 
Easement Status; 



182 easements are required on remaining 24 structures 
2 of the easements were secured during FY 1972 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 4,643 

Effectiveness of Project : 

One multipurpose structure is providing protection. The 
multipurpose structure in place protected a 2 -mile area of flood 
plain with no flooding. The multipurpose site started providing 
municipal water to Stroud in June 1971 and two housing projects 
are planned on the basis of good, adequate water and one 
manufacturing firm is enlarging operations. 



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Sandy Creek Watershed (Pontotoc and Garvin Counties) 



Sponsors : Pontotoc County Conservation District 

Garvin Conservation District 

Sandy Creek Water and Soil Conservancy District 
Size : 147,243 acres 

Authoirzed for Planning : April 15, 1955 

Authorized for Operations : August 26, 1957 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $1,549,139 

b. Other 1.717.251 

Total $3,266,390 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 66 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 71 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

33 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

25 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

1 additional site is cleared for construction and over 90 
percent of total easements have been secured 
Acres of Flood Plain Protected by Project : 12,653 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Detention structures have been effective on tributaries of 
Sandy Creek. We had a major storm in October 1970. Detention 
structures were effective in the fall of 1970, where they were 
designed on a 100-year frequency, but those structures designed 
for a 90-year frequency discharged, most of the flood plain was 
under water from a depth of 2-5 feet. The rain which fell was 
estimated from 12 to 15 inches over a 6-hour period. This is 
the greatest amount of rain that has ever fallen in this water- 
shed according to a survey made of people who had lived in the 
area for 50 years. The general attitude is good concerning the 
program, and sponsors and people within the watershed would like 
to get the project completed. The people know that without the 
25 flood control structures in place that this would have been a 
disastrous flood. We are glad to report that all structures 
withstood the storm and there was only minor damage on one spillway. 
Site 24 has been developed into a major recreation area. There 
are 42 surface acres in this site. 



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Squaw Creek Watershed (Comanche County) 



$243,546 

61.480 

$305,026 



Sponsors : City of Lawton 

Comanche County Board of Commissioners 
Comanche County Conservation District 
Sige : 7,940 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 23, 1962 

Authorized for Operations : December 10, 1962 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 75 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 78 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land, roads 
and bridges 
Project Purpose : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

4.8 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

4.8 miles of channel improvement 
Easement Status : 

All easements (10) have been obtained 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 1,917 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Flooding has not occurred on land adjacent to the improved 
channel while flooding occurred in the city of Lawton where 
the channel was not improved. 



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Stillwater Creek Watershed (Payne, Noble and Logan Counties) 



Sponsors : Stillwater Creek Conservancy District No. 16 

Payne County Conservation District 
Noble County Conservation District 
Logan County Conservation District 
City of Stillwater 
Size : 177,216 acres 

Authorized for Planning : September 26, 1960 

Authorized for Operations : October 11, 1963 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds $3,251,961 

b. Other 3,753.446 

Total $7,005,407 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 81 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 84 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to urban areas, agricultural 
land, flood plain scour and erosion 
Need for municipal water and recreation for city of Stillwater 
Need for water supply and irrigation water supply 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention, municipal water, irrigation and recreation 
Structural Measures Planned : 

47 floodwater retarding structures 

5 multipurpose structures with irrigation water supply 
1 multipurpose structure with municipal water supply and 
recreation 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water supply 
6.3 miles stream channel improvement 

Structural Measures Installed : 

2 multipurpose structures 

20 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

Two additional sites are cleared for construction. Of those 
sites yet to be constructed, 30 of 133 total easements secured 
and 5 of 53 total rights-of-way secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : K),553 
Effectiveness of Project : 

Multipurpose structure with municipal water supply is completed. 
Recreation facilities are under construction. No flooding 
occurred during fiscal year 1972. Maintenance of the structure 
is very good. 



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Tri-County Turkey Creek Watershed (Jackson, Harmon and Greer Counties) 



Sponsors : Jackson County Conservation District 

Harmon County Conservation District 
Greer County Conservation District 
Tri-County Turkey Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 196,400 acres 

Authorized for Planning : March 13, 1961 

Authorized for Operations : August 29, 1963 



$2,997,840 
1 .946.007 
$4,943,847 



land 



Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 54 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 73 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 

Recreation 

Recharge underground water supply in irrigated areas 
Structural Measures Planned : 

42 floodwater retarding structures (originally 41; site 5 now 
5A and 5B) 

0 miles of channel improvement (originally 13.2 miles and 
revised) 

Structural Measures Installed : 

25 floodwater retarding structures completed 
2 floodwater retarding structures under construction (sites 
1A and 6, dirt work complete, vegetation in progress) 
Easement Status : 

Total easements on impounding structures - 140 

Total still needed - 33 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 12,328 

Effectiveness of Project : 

All structures functioning properly. Benefits from completed 
structures have been noted. Site 7 provides water for 
supplemental irrigation. Site 3 in Harmon County has been 
furnishing good fishing in spite of the severe dry weather 
the past 2 years. All the other structures in Harmon and 
Jackson Counties went dry in 1970 and 1971. Many were 
stocked with fish and will be restocked. 



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Uncle John Creek Watershed (Canadian and Kingfisher Counties) 



Sponsors ! East Canadian County Conservation District 
Kingfisher County Conservation District 
Size : 99,584 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 13, 1964 

Authorized for Operations: July 14, 1965 



$1,822,313 

936.706 

$2,759,019 



Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 90 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 85 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural lands, county 
roads, bridges, and city of Kingfisher 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

14 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

6 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

Four sites are cleared for construction. One landrights 
easement has been secured on two sites yet to be cleared; 

79 of 87 landrights easements needed have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 5,344 

Effectiveness of Project : 

This project, when complete, will provide flood protection to 
5,344 acres of highly productive bottom land, as well as many 
county and state highway bridges and roads. Major benefits 
will be received by private and public properties in the city 
of Kingfisher. Some of the completed structures are now open 
to fishing on the honor box system, a charge of $1 per person 
per day. They are providing recreation to as many as 75 people 
per day on weekends and during holidays. The lakes are also 
used for skiing, boating and picnic areas. 



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Upper Bayou Creek Watershed (Carter and Love Counties) 



Sponsors : Arbuckle Conservation District 

Love County Conservation District 
Size : 119,680 acres 

Authorized for Planning : June 26, 1971 

Authorized for Operations : June 17, 1964 

Project Reactivated : March 1971 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 60 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 70 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage, erosion damage, need for 
municipal and recreation water for the city of Healdton 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention, recreation, and municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation and municipal water 
21 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

69 of a total of 168 easements obtained 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 9,178 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed to date 



$2,383,169 
1 .499,361 
$3,882,530 



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Upper Black Bear Creek Watershed (Noble, Garfield and Pawnee 

Counties) 



Sponsors : Noble County Conservation District 

Garfield County Conservation District 
Pawnee County Conservation District 
Black Bear Conservancy District 
City of Perry 
Size : 241,546 acres 

Authorized for Planning : June 6, 1958 

Authorized for Operations : August 29, 1960 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 75 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 78 

Watershed Problems : 

Sediment and floodwater damages to agricultural lands, 
county roads and bridges 

Need for municipal water for towns of Perry and Lucien 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention and municipal water 
Structural Measures Planned : 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 
75 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

1 multipurpose structure with municipal water 
52 floodwater retarding structures, 5 under construction 
Easement Status : 

5 sites are presently under construction, three additional 
sites are cleared for construction. Of those sites yet to 
be constructed, 40 of 102 easements have been secured and 
3 of 25 rights-of-way secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 14,309 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Multipurpose sites furnish additional water supply for the 
city of Perry as well as recreation, and rural water district 
water supply for the town of Lucien. Of the two new sites 
constructed last year, one is leased to a Sportsmen Club and 
one to a manufacturing company for recreation and fishing. 



$2,672,846 

1.851.709 

$4,524,555 



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Upper Clear Boggy Watershed (Pontotoc , Coal and Johnston 

Counties) 

Sponsors : Pontotoc County Conservation District 

Coal County Conservation District 
Johnston County Conservation District 
Upper Clear Boggy Conservancy District 
Size : 162,240 acres 

Authorised for Planning ; April 30, 1957 
Authorized for Operations ; September 2, 1959 
Estimated Total Cost of Project ; 

a, Public Law 566 Funds $2,349,482 

b. Other 2^216„572 

Total $4,566,054 

Land Treatment ; 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 75 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 72 

Watershed Problems : 

Upper Clear Boggy and its tributaries are subject to severe 
flooding, has occurred as often as 5 times in some years 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

54 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

45 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

Easements and rights-of-way valued at $171,640 have been obtained 

from 216 landowner® 

Acres of Flood Plain Protected by Project : 12,403 

Effectiveness of Projects : 

There was flooding of Upper Clear Boggy Watershed in the fall of 
1970 where a major storm occurred during the month of October. 

The depth of flooding was 1 to 4 feet. This was a storm of 50- 
year frequency, and a few sites discharged through the spillways. 
Landowners and sponsors feel that when the project is completed 
that flooding will fee of a minor nature. No structures were 
damaged due to this storm. Sit® 34 has been developed into a 
major recreation area. There are now 40 trailer homes near the 
site and the fact that this site is open for fishing, boating 
and swimming has had a great deal to do with the success of the 
trailer court operation. In addition, the owner is using 
water for his nursery, another source of income. A 9-hole golf 
course has been developed around Site 40, along with a housing 
project. There has already been $300,000 of private money spent 
here and when the housing addition i© completed, there will be 
$2,000,000 of private money expended. Here are two examples of 
benefits to be derived from sites other than flood control. 



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Upper Elk Creek Watershed (Beckham, Washita and Kiowa Counties) 



Sponsors : North Fork of Red River Conservation District 

Kiowa County Conservation District 
Town of Sentinel 



City of Elk City 
Size : 248,340 acres 

Authorized for Planning : August 9, 1963 

Authorized for Operations : September 10, 1965 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment: 



$4,660,291 
3 .100,431 
$7,760,722 



a. Percent of land adequately treated: 67 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 80 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Need for municipal recreation for the town of Sentinel and 
the city of Elk City 
Project Purposes : 

Floodwater prevention and recreation 
Structural Measures Planned : 

2 multipurpose structures for recreation 
45 floodwater retarding structures 
9.7 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

18 floodwater retarding structures 
1 multipurpose structure 
Easement Status : 

10 additional sites are cleared for construction and 131 of 170 
easements have been obtained 
8 sites need only one easement each to be cleared 
6 sites need only two easements each to be cleared 
Bonds sold and money on hand for other recreational site 
(Site 2) 



Acres of Flood Plain protected by Project : 25,613 

Effectiveness of Project : 

Structures 32, 33, 34, 38, 8, 10, 12, and 13 were in place when 
four inches of rain fell on October 9, 1968, and there was no 
flooding below these sites. Structures 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 

17, 19, 20, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34 and 38 were in place when five 
inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period May 6, 1969. There 
was no flooding below these sites and flooding on the watershed 
was greatly reduced. Structures 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 

18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, and 38 were in place when 
four inches of rain fell on the watershed on June 13, 1972, and 
there was no flooding on watershed below these sites. Sites 13, 
32 and 38 were used for fishing. Twenty acres of alfalfa were 
irrigated from site 32 at one time. 



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Upper Red Rock Creek Watershed (Garfield and Noble Counties) 



Sponsors ; Garfield County Conservation District 
Noble County Conservation District 
Red Rock Conservancy District 
Size ; 197,376 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; June 6, 1958 
Authorized for Operations ; August 17, 1961 
Estimated Total Cost of Project ; 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment ; 

a. Percent of land adequately treated; 

b. Percent of planned measures applied; 

Watershed Problems ; 

Sediment and floodwater damage to agricultural and 
nonagricultural land and to roads and bridges 
Project Purposes ; 

Flood Prevention 
Structural Measures Planned ; 

56 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed ; 

31 floodwater reatarding structures 
Easement Status ; 

2 sites are cleared for construction. On the remaining 
sites to be constructed, 32 of 157 easements have been 
secured and 3 of 44 rights-of-way have been secured 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project ; 14,911 
Effectiveness of Project ; 

No flooding occurred during the report year; however, no 
unusually heavy rains occurred. Flooding is still expected 
to occur on main stem and on tributaries where sites are 
not installed. Sponsors planted willows on Site No. 6 to 
try to protect front slope from wave action damage. Due to 
the construction of a new site, one landowner below the site 
is now going to keep his land he had intended to sell due 
to erosion problems. 



$ 1 , 985,844 

1 , 837.455 

$ 3 , 823,299 



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Water fall-Gilford Watershed (McCurtain County) 



$1,178,066 

1.431.292 

$2,609,358 



Sponsors : Little River Conservation District 

Water fa 11 -Gil ford Flood Control and Soil Conservancy 
District 

Size : 43,410 acres 

Authorized for Planning : March 13, 1961 

Authorized for Operations : August 29, 1963 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 60 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 60 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 

Erosion damage 

Drainage 

a. Outlets are needed for onfarm open drainage systems 
Excessive runoff delays plant development and delays 

harvest 

b. Stagnant lakes and pools provide breeding places for 

mosquitoes and other vector insects 
Project Purposes : 

Flood prevention 
Drainage 
Erosion control 
Structural Measures Planned : 

12 floodwater retarding structures 
68 miles of channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

6 floodwater retarding structures 
Easement Status : 

3 additional sites are cleared for construction and 203 of 217 
easements secured. Six easements have expired due to lag in 
construction progress 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 28,000 

Effectiveness of Project : 

All structures have performed as planned. Flooding occurred 
during December 1971. Two structures lacked less than one 
foot of flowing through emergency spillway. Existing 
structures prevented an estimated $6 f 000 loss in fence damage, 
roads, etc., this year. Site No. 7 was stocked with bass 
and bluegill this year. All sites are now stocked with fish 
and are being used for recreational purposes. These sites 
provide approximately 300 man-days of fishing per year. 



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PROJECTS APPROVED FOR OPERATIONS (INACTIVE) 

PL-566 



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Bixby Conservancy District No. 25 Watershed (Tulsa County) 



Sponsors ; Arkansas-Verdigris Conservation District 
Bixby Conservancy District No. 25 
Size : 3,790 acres 

Authorized for Planning : August 9, 1963 

Authorized for Operations : August 27, 1964 

Structural Measures Planned : 

8.6 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Became Inactive ; August 27, 1966 



Cache Creek Watershed (LeFlore County) 

Sponsors : LeFlore County Conservation District 

Cache Bottom Conservancy District 
Size : 12,535 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 25, 1960 

Authorized for Operations : January 19, 1961 

Structural Measures Planned : 

19.6 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Became Inactive : June 25, 1963 



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Dump ling -Beaver Creeks Watershed (Pushmataha and Choctaw Counties) 



Sponsors : Pushmataha Conservation District 

Kiamichi Conservation District 
Dumpling-Beaver Creeks Conservancy District 
Town of Antlers 



$981,598 

559,177 

$1,540,775 



Size ; 39,674 

Authorized for Planning : June 29, 1964 

Authorized Operations : April 1, 1969 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 73 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 87 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Erosion 

County roads and bridges 

Need for municipal water and recreation for Town of 
Antlers and surrounding rural water districts 
Project Purposes : 

Flood Prevention 
Recreation 
Municipal water 
Rural water 

Structural Measures Planned : 

9 floodwater retarding structures 

1 multipurpose structure with recreation, municipal water 
and rural water 

8.49 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

15 of 97 easements have been secured 

1 channel easement and 9 impoundment structure easements 
are needed to clear sites 8 and 9, and channels 1 and 2 
Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 2,893 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures have been built as of this date 
Became Inactive: February 28, 1972 



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Haikey Creek Watershed (Tulsa County) 



Sponsors : Arkansas-Verdigris Soil Conservation District 

Haikey Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 24,872 acres 

Authorized for Planning : June 6, 1958 

Authorized for Operations : July 31, 1961 

Structural Measures Planned ; 

8 floodwater retarding structures 
3.7 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Became Inactive : June 25, 1963 



Long Branch Creek Watershed (Payne and Noble Counties) 

Sponsors : Noble County Conservation District 

Payne County Conservation District 
Black Bear Conservancy District 
Size : 28,160 acres 

Authorized for Planning ; January 25, 1965 
Authorized for Operations : June 21, 1956 

Structural Measures Planned ; 

11 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

8 floodwater retarding structures 
Became Inactive : June 25, 1963 



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Squirrel Creek Watershed (Pottawatomie County) 



Sponsors ; Squirrel Creek Conservancy District 
Shawnee Conservation District 
Size : 16,128 acres 

Authorized for Planning : March 12, 1962 

Authorized for Operations : September 14, 1964 

Estimated Total Cost of Project : 

a. Public Law 566 Funds 

b. Other 
Total 

Land Treatment : 

a. Percent of land adequately treated: 66 

b. Percent of planned measures applied: 60 

Watershed Problems : 

Floodwater and sediment damage to agricultural land 
Project Purposes : 

Watershed Protection 
Flood prevention 
Structural Measures Planned : 

7 floodwater retarding structures 
3.4 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Easement Status : 

Due to increasing land values and homesite development in 
the area, which is in close proximity to Shawnee and 
Tecumseh, Oklahoma, the local sponsoring organizations 
have not been able to make much progress toward land 
acquisition 

Acres Flood Plain Protected by Project : 2,024 

Effectiveness of Project : 

No structures installed to date 
Became Inactive : September 22, 1970 



$387,878 

207.410 

$595,288 



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Upper Blue River Watershed (Atoka, Bryan, Johnston, Murray and 

Pontotoc Counties) 

Sponsors : Pontotoc County Conservation District 

Johnston County Conservation District 
Bryan County Conservation District 
Atoka County Conservation District 
Murray County Conservation District 
Size : 203,100 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 25, 1960 

Authorized for Operations : October 2, 1962 

Structural Measures Planned : 

74 floodwater retarding structures 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Became Inactive : September 30, 1968 



Wagon Creek Watershed (Alfalfa and Grant Counties) 

Sponsors : Wagon Creek Conservancy District 

Alfalfa County Conservation District 
Grant County Conservation District 
Size : 36,900 

Authorized for Planning : September 11, 1959 

Authorized for Operations : June 8, 1962 

Structural Measures Planned : 

12 floodwater retarding structures 
10.6 miles channel improvement 
Structural Measures Installed : 

None 

Became Inactive : August 27, 1966 



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PROJECTS AUTHORIZED FOR PLANNING ASSISTANCE 

PL-566 



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Big Beaver Creek Watershed (Cotton, Comanche, Stephens and 

Grady Counties) 

Sponsors : Cotton County Conservation District 

Comanche County Conservation District 
Stephens County Conservation District 

Size : 177,000 acres 

Authorized for Planning : February 12, 1968 

Status: Planning is 65 percent complete 



Cow Creek Watershed (Stephens and Jefferson Counties) 

Sponsors : Stephens County Conservation District 

Jefferson County Conservation District 
City of Duncan 

Cow Creek Conservancy District 
Size : 122,880 acres 

Authorized for Planning : July 3, 1967 

Status : Tentative draft is being reviewed 



Kickapoo Nations Watershed (Lincoln and Oklahoma Counties) 

Sponsors : Lincoln County Conservation District 

Oklahoma County Conservation District 
Kickapoo Nations Conservancy District 
City of Chandler 
Town of Wei Is ton 

Size : 165,300 acres 

Authorized for Planning : February 24, 1969 

Status : Planning is 73 percent complete 



Little Beaver Creek Watershed (Stephens, Grady, Cotton and 

Comanche Counties) 

Sponsors : Stephens County Conservation District 

Grady County Conservation District 
Cotton County Conservation District 
Comanche County Conservation District 

Size : 124,800 acres 

Authorized for Planning : July 22, 1969 

Status : Planning is 25 percent complete 



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McKinney-Buzzard Creek Watershed (McCurtain County) 



Sponsors : Valliant Conservation District 

McKinney-Buzzard Conservancy District 

Size : 13,865 acres 

Authorized for Planning : September 9, 1968 

Status : Planning is 72 percent complete 



Pott "Sem-Tur key Creek Watershed (Seminole and Pottawatomie Counties) 

Sponsors : Seminole County Conservation District 

Shawnee Conservation District 

Size : 34,560 acres 

Authorized for Planning : April 7, 1969 

Status : Planning is 65 percent complete 



Sans Bo is Creek Watershed (Haskell, Latimer, and Pittsburg Counties) 

Sponsors : Haskell Conservation District 

Latimer Conservation District 
Pittsburg County Conservation District 

Size : 205,000 acres 

Authorized for Planning : July 27, 1970 

Status: Planning is 14 percent complete 



Upper Muddy Boggy Creek Watershed (Pontotoc, Coal, Hughes and 

Pittsburg Counties) 

Sponsors : Coal County Conservation District 

Hughes County Conservation District 
Pontotoc County Conservation District 
Pittsburg County Conservation District 

Size : 198 <,000 acres 

Authorized for Planning : December 18, 1967 

Status: Planning is 96 percent complete 



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Norwood Creek Watershed (McCurtain County) 



Sponsors : Little River Soil Conservation District 

Size : 41,600 acres 

Authorized for Planning : November 4, 1968 

Status : Planning has been suspended 



Upper Little River Watershed (Cleveland County) 

Sponsors : Cleveland County Conservation District 

Upper Little River Conservancy District 

Size : 77,500 acres 

Authorized for Planning : November 22, 1965 

Status : Planning has been terminated 



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APPLICATIONS APPROVED BY THE 
OKLAHOMA CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

PL-566 



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Atwood-Calvin Tributaries (Hughes County) 



Sponsors : Hughes County Conservation District 

Size: 72,000 acres 



Birds Nest Creek Watershed (Kay and Noble Counties) 

Sponsors : Noble County Conservation District 

Western Kay County Conservation District 
Size : 24,500 acres 



Bitter Creek Watershed (Kay County) 

Sponsors : Western Kay County Conservation District 

Size : 63,320 (in Oklahoma) 



Black Fork Creek Watershed (LeFlore County) 

Sponsors : LeFlore County Conservation District 

Size : 50,160 acres (in Oklahoma) 



Bois D^rc-Cowskin Creeks Watershed (Kay County) 

Sponsors : Western Kay County Conservation District 

Arkansas River-Kay County Conservation District 
Size: 80,000 acres 



Brazil Creek Watershed (Latimer, LeFlore and Haskell Counties) 

Sponsors : LeFlore County Conservation District 

Latimer County Conservation District 
Haskell County Conservation District 
Size : 152,100 acres 



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Buffalo Creek Watershed (Latimer and Pushmataha Counties) 



Sponsors : Talihina Conservation District 

Latimer County Conservation District 
Size : 49,000 acres 



Campbell Creek Watershed (Kingfisher County) 

Sponsors : Kingfisher County Conservation District 

Size: 41,420 acres 



Central Little River Watershed (Cleveland, Pottawatomie and 

Seminole Counties) 

Sponsors : Shawnee Conservation District 

Konawa Conservation District 
Cleveland County Conservation District 
Size : 220,168 acres 



Coal Creek Watershed (Pittsburg and Hughes Counties) 

Sponsors : Hughes County Conservation District 

Pittsburg County Conservation District 
Size : 132,000 acres 



Combined Creeks Watershed (LeFlore County) 

Sponsors : LeFlore County Conservation District 

Size : 98,048 acres (in Oklahoma) 



Coody Creek Watershed (Muskogee County) 

Sponsors : Muskogee County Conservation District 

Size : 33,330 acres 



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Cottonwood Canyon Watershed (Alfalfa County) 



Sponsors : Alfalfa County Conservation District 

Size : 36,000 acres 



Dirty Creek Watershed (Muskogee and McIntosh Counties) 

Sponsors : Muskogee County Conservation District 

Checotah Conservation District 
Size : 215,000 acres 



Duck and Snake Creeks Watershed (Okmulgee, Tulsa and Creek 

Counties) 

Sponsors : Okmulgee County Conservation District 

Creek County Conservation District 
Tulsa County Conservation District 
Size : 115,540 acres 



Georges Fork Creek Watershed (McIntosh and Muskogee Counties) 

Sponsors : Checotah Conservation District 

Muskogee County Conservation District 
Size : 38,920 acres 



Hols ton-Reicher t-Conser Creeks Watershed (LeFlore County) 

Sponsors : LeFlore County Conservation District 

Size : 97,792 acres 



Hominy Creek Watershed (Osage and Tulsa Counties) 

Sponsors : Osage County Conservation District 

Tulsa County Conservation District 
Size : 248,636 acres 



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Houston Creek Watershed (Woods County) 



Sponsors ; Woods County Conservation District 
Size : 18,000 acres 



Hoyle Creek Watershed (Major County) 

Sponsors : Major County Conservation District 

Size : 36,768 acres 



J. V, Flats (Revised) (Dewey County) 

Sponsors : Dewey County Conservation District 

Size : 4,870 acres 



Kingfisher Creek Watershed (Kingfisher, Canadian and Blaine 

Counties) 

Sponsors : Kingfisher County Conservation District 

Central North Canadian River Conservation District 
Blaine County Conservation District 
East Canadian County Conservation District 
Cimarron Valley Conservation District 
Size : 215,000 acres 



Lower Beaver Creek Watershed (Jefferson, Cotton and Stephens 

Counties) 

Sponsors : Jefferson County Conservation District 

Stephens County Conservation District 
Cotton County Conservation District 
Size : 124,900 acres 



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Lover Big Cabin Creek Watershed (Ottawa, Craig, Mayes and 

Delaware Counties) 

Sponsors : Craig County Conservation District 

Size ; 146,944 acres 



Lower Bird Creek Watershed (Osage, Tulsa, Rogers and 

Washington Counties) 

Sponsors : Osage County Conservation District 

Tulsa County Conservation District 
Size : 244,050 acres 



Lower Blue River Watershed (Bryan, Atoka and Johnston Counties) 

Sponsors : Bryan Conservation District 

City of Durant 
Size : 236,032 acres 



Lower Caney River Watershed (Osage, Washington, Rogers and 

Tulsa Counties) 

Sponsors : Caney Valley Conservation District 

Rogers County Conservation District 
Osage County Conservation District 
Tulsa County Conservation District 
Oklahoma Conservancy District No. 26 
Size : 152,940 acres 



Lower Skeleton Creek Watershed (Logan, Kingfisher and Garfield 

Counties) 

Sponsors : Garfield County Conservation District 

Logan County Conservation District 
Size : 154,200 acres 



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Lukfata Creek Watershed (McCurtain County) 



Sponsors ; Little River Conservation District 
Size : 34,458 acres 



Middle Muddy Boggy Creek Watershed (Coal, Pittsburg and Atoka 

Counties) 

Sponsors : Coal County Conservation District 

Atoka County Conservation District 
Pittsburg County Conservation District 
Size : 149,000 acres 



Perkins Laterals (Logan, Lincoln and Payne Counties) 

Sponsors : Payne County Conservation District 

Lincoln County Conservation District 
Logan County Conservation District 
Size : 61,800 acres 



Robinson Creek Watershed (Lincoln County) 

Sponsors : Lincoln County Conservation District 

Size : 40,320 acres 



Sand Creek Watershed (Major County) 

Sponsors : Major County Conservation District 

Size : 35,000 acres 



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Sand-Hogshooter Creeks Watershed (Nowata, Osage and 

Washington Counties) 

Sponsors : Osage County Conservation District 

Caney Valley Conservation District 
Nowata County Conservation District 
Oklahoma Conservancy District No. 26 
Size : 242,560 acres 



Six Mile Creek Watershed (Canadian County) 

Sponsors : Central North Canadian River Conservation District 

Size : 20,160 acres 



Turkey Creek Watershed (Garfield, Alfalfa, Major and 

Kingfisher Counties) 

Sponsors : Garfield County Conservation District 

Alfalfa County Conservation District 
Major County Conservation District 
Kingfisher County Conservation District 
Size : 239,000 acres 



Turkey-Boggy Creek Watershed (Woods County) 

Sponsors : City of Alva 

Woods County Conservation District 
East Woods County Conservation District 
Size : 37,900 acres 



Upper Big Cabin Creek Watershed (Craig and Mayes Counties) 

Sponsors : Craig County Conservation District 

Size : 143,144 acres 



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Upper Bird Creek Watershed (Osage, Tulsa, Rogers and Washington 

Counties) 



Sponsors : Tulsa County Conservation District 

Osage County Conservation District 
Size : 248,790 acres 



Upper Skeleton Creek Watershed (Kingfisher, Garfield and 

Logan Counties) 

Sponsors : Kingfisher County Conservation District 

Logan County Conservation District 
Garfield County Conservation District 
Size : 247,800 acres 



Walnut Bayou Watershed (McCurtain County) 

Sponsors : Little River Conservation District 

Size : 42,750 acres 



Whiskey Creek Watershed (Cotton and Jefferson Counties) 

Sponsors : Cotton County Conservation District 

Jefferson County Conservation District 
Size : 45,240 acres 



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WATERSHED PROTECTION 

AND 

FLOOD PREVENTION PROGRESS MAP 

(SHOWING STATUS OF STRUCTURES) 



WATERSHED PROTECTION AND FLOOD PREVENTION 
(PL. 566)