Tulsa Plans Manmade Islands For The Arkansas River

The "Channels" would create a new location in the Tulsa area for people to live, work and play. The stated goal of the project is to fully utilize the Arkansas River, Tulsa's greatest natural asset, and attract more young professionals to Tulsa.

A prominent group of Tulsa philanthropists has announced the "Channels" project that would total nearly 800 million in investments. Funding from the philanthropists would total 100 million as a gift with the balance to be raised via public funding. The Channels proposal consists of 3 manmade islands totaling 40 acres surrounded by a manmade lake that would extend nearly 12 miles up the Arkansas River. The dam creating the lake would provide hydro-electric power. Actual development on the islands would be environmentally friendly and based on the principles of sustainable development.

Thanks to Brent Isaacs

Full Story: Group Unveils River Plan

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