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  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park October 21, 2014
    They recognized the potential of the former North Canadian River — now the Oklahoma River — as a world-class water sports destination, Cornett said. “In the blink of an eye, seemingly, now we are on the cusp of developing the finest venue i […]
  • ⚐ ☆ State auditor's report finds Oklahoma water district office manager embezzled ... October 21, 2014
    State auditor's report finds Oklahoma water district office manager embezzled more than $72,000. An investigation in Oklahoma by state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones found the office manager for a Le Flore County water district pocke […]
  • ☆ Drought status should improve into winter October 20, 2014
    Almost 23 percent of Oklahoma is now drought free. Slightly more than 30 percent of Texas is considered out of drought, and areas considered in exceptional drought continue to decrease across both states. But pockets of persistent drought r […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Water main break forces local rehabilitation facility to evacuate patients October 19, 2014
    OKLAHOMA CITY – According to officials, patients were evacuated from a local rehabilitation facility early Sunday morning after a water main broke inside the main office of the building. Airport Express, who is the parent company of MedRide […]
  • ☆ City chooses not to fluoridate its water supply October 19, 2014
    The winners included Oklahoma City's Draper Water Treatment Plant and Hefner Water Treatment Plant, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. For 2013, a total of 2,184 public water systems in 33 states received these award […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Outdoors notebook: Duck season nears October 19, 2014
    Mary Fallin has 45 days to approve the new rules, and when they are signed the lake will be reopened, said Barry Bolton, head of fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Only fishing from the bank and tube fishing wil […]
  • ☆ University of Tulsa awarded $15000 EPA grant for water conservation project October 16, 2014
    TULSA, Oklahoma — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $15,000 to University of Tulsa to develop a low-cost wireless device for monitoring water usage of hotel guest room showers. The device will be designed to fit most new […]
  • ☆ 'Every Drop Counts' for the 35th annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference October 16, 2014
    The event, co-presented by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma Water Resources Center, is expected to attract hundreds of water officials, citizens, organizations, and businesses who share an interest in Oklahoma's water re […]
  • ☆ Fall lecture series to focus on water in the West October 16, 2014
    “Surviving the Ebb and Flow of Water in the West” will feature the state's leading specialists in their fields of study. The lectures will be 7 p.m. in the Gantz Center of Northern Oklahoma College Enid and are free to the public. Each […]
  • ☆ Enid, Kingfisher earn fluoridation awards October 16, 2014
    “The city of Enid is pleased to receive the 2013 Water Fluoridation Award from the Oklahoma State Department of Health,” said Steve Kime, spokesman for the city of Enid. “We consider our water treatment staff as hard-working professionals a […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma water officials try to keep conservation active October 15, 2014
    Oklahoma's water supply is more than adequate to meet the state's immediate needs, Oklahoma Water Resources Board executive director J.D. Strong told lawmakers Tuesday. That abundance can make it difficult to convince some water u […]
  • ☆ Fallin names energy executive to GRDA board October 15, 2014
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has named an Owasso oil and gas executive to the governing board of the Grand River Dam Authority. Fallin announced Tuesday she selected Joe Vandevier to represent industrial and commercial interests on […]
  • ☆ Skiatook Lake More Than 15 Feet Below Normal October 15, 2014
    A lake in northeastern Oklahoma has dipped to its shallowest level since its impoundment 30 years ago. Sara Goodeyon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells the Tulsa World that Skiatook Lake had a level of about 698 feet on Friday. Despi […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Governor Appoints Owasso Businessman To GRDA October 14, 2014
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Mary Fallin has appointed an Owasso businessman Joe Vandevier to the Grand River Dam Authority. Vandevier, of Owasso, will serve a five-year term ending in August 2019, and will represent industrial and commercial . […]
  • ☆ OSU-OKC Water Conservation Demonstration Garden October 13, 2014
    10/11/14-In this segment Dr. Justin Moss showcases the Water Conservation Garden on the grounds of the OSU-Oklahoma City campus. For more information about water saving and drought-tolerant... […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Nowata County Preparing For Second Round Of Flooding October 13, 2014
    Parts of Oklahoma hit by the flash floods in the last few days are preparing for another round of heavy rain. One of those areas is Nowata County, where the Verdigris River reached three feet above flood stage, covering roads and even break […]
  • ☆ Testing the waters October 12, 2014
    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says you would have to drink a lot of water containing the chemical compounds for a long time — up to half a gallon a day for 70 years — to expose yourself to a slightly increased risk of bla […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Tiger muskies are coming to Lake Carl Etling October 12, 2014
    The tiger muskies — a cross between a northern pike and a muskie — will be added to Lake Carl Etling as an experiment, said Ken Cunningham, assistant chief of fisheries for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “We think we have […]
  • ☆ Three lakes critical to Lawton at 46.32 percent October 10, 2014
    Water levels of Southwest Oklahoma lakes continued their decline this week due to continued lack of rainfall and unseasonable summer-like temperatures for early October. Lake Lawtonka was 85.02 percent full Tuesday compared to 85.24 percent […]
  • ☆ Consider these water conservation tips! October 9, 2014
    With Cleveland lake water levels drastically low and the city council's concerning efforts to seek out new and reserve sources, we have summed up some facts and tips on water conservation from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Q […]
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