Cherokee Nation Power Development at a Corps Lock and Dam

by Owen W. Scott, (M.ASCE), US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


In an arrangement among the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Southwestern Power Administration, the Cherokee tribe will finance, design and construct a powerplant of about 37. 5 MW to use the 5. 5-6. 1 m head at the Corps existing W. D. Mayo Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. The tribe will then turn over to the Corps the completed facility, to operate in conjunction with other Corps plants existing on the Arkansas River and tributaries. The energy produced will be marketed by the Southwestern Power Administration. The plant will probably have three 12-1/2 MW bulb-type units. The plans will be reviewed by the Corps, who will perform design oversight and construction inspection for the project. The Cherokee plan to start the design work by mid 1986.

Subject Headings: Locks (dam) | Power plants | Hydro power | Electric power | Project management | Locks (waterway) | Rivers and streams | Arkansas | Oklahoma | United States

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