Yukon Mulvey Pond and Turtle Creek Project

The Oklahoma Stream Team was contacted by City of Yukon officials in 2005 to examine Mulvey Pond and downstream Turtle Creek for potential improvements for bank stabilization and erosion control (see Yukon Report). Technical staff from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), US Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), and the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) visited the sites on June 8, 2005. In addition, technical comments on the pond were received from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) and Rob Armstrong with Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Observations from the site visit with recommendations were summarized in a report to Yukon officials.

Yukon Concerns

Mulvey Pond
  1. Possible replacement of existing concrete "rip-rap" along south and west banks
  2. Excess nutrients from ducks and geese and upstream land use sources
  3. Potential pond bank erosion requiring stabilization
  4. Turtle Creek bank erosion at pond outlet possibly eroding bridge, sidewalk and trees
Turtle Creek and Trail
  1. Erosion of stream banks in many locations, increasing downstream
  2. Riparian management along stream by trail
  3. Trail needing surface or other work
  4. Other ideas on how to use the park-like setting of the creek and trail