Arkansas River - Low water dams
The 2024 Games could be a catalyst to get the Arkansas Low Water dams completed. The projected $2 Billion in cashflow from the Games could generate taxflow to the Tulsa regional economy, and this taxflow could be a source to fund Capital Projects. The IOC does not allow IOC funds that are given to a Host City to be spent on non-Olympics infrastructure, however, the cashflow could be a catalyst to secure funding.
Canoes and kayaks are associated with Native Americans. The river that flows through Tulsa is the Arkansas River, sometimes mistakenly called the Tulsa River.
The city of Tulsa has been working on an Arkansas River corridor master plan that would add additional low water dams south of Tulsa.
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The Tulsa2024 committee would work with the master plan to be a catalyst to install a dam regulated canoe and kayak course, below the current 31st street low water dam, so that the kayak event could be hosted less than ten miles from downtown Tulsa.
The 2016 IOC Candidate city bid package listed a minimum seating capacity of 8,000 seats for the slalom events, with 82 athletes.
The Atlanta Olympic Canoe and Kayak events were held 109 miles from downtown Atlanta, at the dam-controlled Toccoa/Ocoee River, at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, near Ducktown, Tennessee.
For the Tulsa Olympics, temporary bleachers could be installed along the Arkansas River, likely across from the new park, The Gathering Place.