The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 January 2006

The royal flush

Today city crews will begin draining the Bricktown Canal and the Eastern Basin of the North Canadian Oklahoma River, a time chosen for minimum tourist impact. (If you're a minimum tourist, be happy that they're thinking of you.)

The bottom of the Canal will be cleaned of whatever debris and sludge has accumulated since the last scouring in 2004; it will take approximately two weeks. (Last time, says The Oklahoman, the stuff was six to twelve inches deep.)

The Basin work will take about a month and a half: a wall near Regatta Park will be rebuilt, and the Eastern Avenue Dam will get new debris traps.

Posted at 7:25 AM to City Scene

we have a "Regatta Park"? I have heard nothing about this. how nice.

Posted by: Sean at 4:37 PM on 17 January 2006

It's that area alongside the S Byers bridge where the Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta (probably too late to change that name) is going to take place this fall.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:11 PM on 17 January 2006

Is that where the rowing competitions were held?

Posted by: Stacey at 9:08 PM on 17 January 2006

The east end of the competition area.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:12 PM on 17 January 2006