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  • ☆ Waurika Lake Levels Continuing to Drop October 29, 2014
    WAURIKA, Okla. (AP) — The board that oversees the water distribution of Waurika Lake says drought conditions continue to affect the lake , which is used as a water source in southwest Oklahoma . Waurika Lake Master Conservancy District Dire […]
  • ☆ Case Study: Adopting Efficient Water Management Strategies in the Oklahoma Panhandle October 29, 2014
    The Oklahoma Panhandle is an agriculturally-driven region that receives little annual precipitation, creating a dependence on groundwater drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer. Panhandle agricultural... […]
  • ⚐ ☆ If the GOP Takes the Senate, Climate Change Deniers Will Control Key ... October 28, 2014
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), in Waukomis Oklahoma to speak against the expansion of the Clean Water Act to authority over wet areas on private land in August 2012.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). It wasn't long ago that coal executives were openly […]
  • ☆ Candidate Forum Planned in Southern Oklahoma October 28, 2014
    ORWP is a grassroots organization of more than 15,000 members that supports the sustainable and scientific management of Oklahoma's water resources to preserve all benefits of water and ways of life for future generations. ORWP is non- […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Satellite Dishes Can Turn Toxic Waste From Fracking Into Clean Water October 28, 2014
    In the past few years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have been on the mysterious rise — the state has had more earthquakes than even California. Why? One big fat finger has been pointed at fracking, in which toxic wastewater is injected into well […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma judge dismisses earthquake lawsuit October 28, 2014
    Oklahoma judge dismisses earthquake lawsuit. A Lincoln County district judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming water disposal well operators caused the 2011 earthquake that injured a Prague woman. by Adam Wilmoth Published: October 27, 2014. […]
  • ☆ Oklahoma's New Normal: Water Forum Centers On Drought Adaptation October 27, 2014
    The state's tourism industry has felt the impact of drought as well, said Kris Marek, director of state parks for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. State parks draw boaters and anglers from Oklahoma and elsewhere, she sai […]
  • ☆ Climate scientist on tap for free Dust Bowl lecture October 27, 2014
    J. D. Strong, executive director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, will speak on current water conservation initiatives that are under way, the state's water plan effort and water for 2060. For more information on the Fall Lecture […]
  • ☆ The legal problems behind privatization of Lake Texoma October 26, 2014
    To make way for these takings, the State of Oklahoma systematically starved the park of maintenance funding, instituted laws to attempt to circumvent federal mandates, and violated several federal laws including the Land and Water Conservat […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma City's water supply continues to drop as warm, dry weather persists October 26, 2014
    Levels have continued to drop since early September at the six reservoirs where Oklahoma City draws its water , city officials reported. The water level at Lake Hefner fell nearly 3 feet between Sept. 5 and Friday, dropping from 6.13 feet b […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma's dwindling water supply takes economic toll on state, officials say October 24, 2014
    Parman spoke Thursday in a panel discussion about water's role in economic development at the Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium in Oklahoma City. Parman said he recently spoke with officials from a Chines […]
  • ☆ Department of Environmental Quality awards OU scientists grant October 23, 2014
    The cost-effective, low-effort passive water treatment process designed by Nairn and his team is proving successful, and the Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded Nairn a $1.6 million grant to continue his work in northeast O […]
  • ⚐ ☆ New filtration techniques could purify brackish water at lower cost October 23, 2014
    Chellam's research also will be supported by in-kind contributions from UH, the City of Houston and the Foss Reservoir Master Conservancy District in Oklahoma , which has relied upon a more expensive desalination method for water drawn […]
  • ☆ The water's fine in Pryor October 23, 2014
    “This award recognizes public water systems in Oklahoma that, for at least nine months of the year, adjust the fluoride in water to the optimal level needed for the prevention of tooth decay,” according to the letter. “At a time when many f […]
  • ☆ NewView Oklahoma / Water 4 Collaboration October 23, 2014
    Water4 provides water pumps to people across the world who do not have clean water. NewView Oklahoma's blind and visually impaired employees manufacture several parts of these pumps. See how ... […]
  • ☆ Norman activist uncovers contaminated soil near Lake Thunderbird October 23, 2014
    Inspectors from the City of Norman and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, an agency that regulates corporations that provide public services in the state, as well as a pumper who loads oil from the well visited the site Wednesday morning […]
  • ⚐ ☆ State water officials eye ways to plan for drought October 23, 2014
    A dried up section of Lake Altus-Lugert near Altus is shown June 30. Officials from several Oklahoma cities and water authorities spoke Wednesday at the Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium about the importance o […]
  • ☆ 'It all came together' — Fairland waste water project completed October 23, 2014
    From left: Fairland Trustee Bill Lunsford, USDA Area Community Programs Technician Alicia Ferris, Community Programs Specialist Ronnie Jones, Duane Bryant, USDA Oklahoma State Director Ryan McMullen, Ottawa County Commissioner Russel Earles […]
  • ☆ Paying for quality water October 22, 2014
    Water is the new gold. Ask anyone in Tillman County in southwest Oklahoma , where locals said this year was the worst wheat harvest ever. Tillman and Cotton counties are both experiencing exceptional drought — the highest level of drought o […]
  • ⚐ ☆ 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 […]
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