is a sample letter you might use to urge your government officials
to allocate funds for repairs to boat ramps on Tenkiller Lake.
Feel free to copy and paste (see instructions below) it into
an e-mail, if you wish, modify it, or better yet, write a letter
in your own words.
a list of Senators and Congressman to which you should send your
letters. Please take a few minutes to help urge funding for this
worthwhile and timely improvement to Tenkiller Lake.
am writing to you concerning quality recreational activities
at Tenkiller Ferry Lake in Oklahoma. I am a resident/business
on the Lake.
Tenkiller Ferry Lake was built for flood control, hydropower
generation, water supply, recreation and natural resource management.
It was completed in the 50s. Recently, it was named the clearest
lake in the state. Tenkiller is one of the most popular and used
lakes in the state and contributes greatly to the economic health
of the area, as well as the state and federal government.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates 18 parks on the lake.
The park facilities are suffering from the heavy usage and age.
There has been very little repair done on the boat ramps since
the lake was built. The boat ramps have deteriorated and are
in need of repair. Repair on them at normal lake level is very
costly. However, there is a window of opportunity for this repair
to be completed at a much reduced cost. The Corps of Engineers
is currently working on the construction of a new spillway and
flood gates. In the year 2005 the construction will require that
the lake be drawn down a minimum of 9 feet, at which time it
would be possible for the boat ramps to be repaired at a much
reduced cost. The Corp of Engineers has informed us that there
are no funds available at this time for such work. Corps estimate
for repairs on all of the ramps is approximately $850,000. I
am asking that you please help make funds available through whatever
legislation necessary. Again, the ramps can be repaired more
easily and at a lower cost when they will be dry in 2005. This
is an opportunity for you to save some of our taxpayer dollars.
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