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Throwback Tulsa: Army Corps approves Arkansas River plan on this day in 2007
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Throwback Tulsa: Army Corps approves Arkansas River plan on this day in 2007

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a plan to enhance the flow of water in the Arkansas River by using dams and channels on this day in 2007.

A $154 million project funded by a 0.4 percent county tax was set for voter approval in October 2007. It included low-water dams in Sand Springs and Jenks; modifications to Zink Dam; and channeling of the river from Zink Dam to 71st Street.

Overall, the river package and other improvements totaled $282 million including private pledges from George Kaiser and other individuals for $117 million in enhancements for gathering spots on the river. The plan was defeated 52 to 48 percent.

Here's a look back the Arkansas River:

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