Sen. Coburn Puts Optima Lake Project On Most Wasteful List

Monday, December 20th 2010, 4:03 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma -- A stimulus project our Oklahoma Impact Team first told you about has made it on Senator Tom Coburn's list of the most wasteful government spending of 2010.

10/21/2010 Related Story: Lawmakers Say U.S. Army Corps Wasted Stimulus Dollars

The stimulus project at Optima Lake came it as 24th most wasteful.

The US Army Corps of Engineers spent more than $200,000 stimulus dollars tearing down restrooms, picnic tables, shelters and closing a road there.

Coburn says it's wasteful to spend money out there. After all, the government constructed the large dam and facilities in the 60's but, no lake ever formed.