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  • ⚐ ☆ USDA funds $372.5 million for conservation projects January 26, 2015
    The Water Quality Division of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission will be the lead partner of a $4 million project in Oklahoma and Kansas to address water quality concerns in the middle and lower Neosho River Basin, which affects water qua […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Study to look at Illinois River's recreation, wildlife needs in Oklahoma January 26, 2015
    The study, a combined effort of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will evaluate whether and how an instream flow program might be implemented in Oklahoma . Forrest Olson, a scientist and principal inve […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma State Senator To Hold Energy Summit in Poteau January 25, 2015
    Local senators and members of the House and Senate rural caucuses have been invited to participate, in addition to representatives from the Department of Commerce, Tourism, Corporation Commission, Department of Mines, Oklahoma Water Resourc […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Pryor water cost adjustment small January 24, 2015
    In the past MUB has absorbed the monthly adjustment in water costs from Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority. In January 2014, the amount was $0.066773 but by the end of the year the adjustment had jumped to $0.097148 leaving MUB to absorb $50 […]
  • ⚐ ☆ OWRB Instream Flow Pilot Study Public Forum 1-22-2015 January 24, 2015
    Oklahoma Water Resources Board public forum on Instream Flow Pilot Study. Recorded January 22nd, 2015 at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Building. […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Rivers agency's funding drains away January 23, 2015
    The state agency is charged with protecting and preserving for future generations the Illinois River and other scenic streams in eastern Oklahoma . But that is getting harder to do with what amounts to a total budget nearly 21 percent lower […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Drought begins to develop in eastern Oklahoma, report shows January 23, 2015
    Sand bars can be seen protruding from the shoreline at Lake Hefner on Monday. Water levels at Oklahoma City's reservoirs are down due to continuing drought conditions. PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN PAUL HELLSTERN - Oklahoman. […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Hundreds attend water town hall meeting January 23, 2015
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds of people packed the ballroom of the Tower Hotel Thursday to talk water . A town hall meeting on water was hosted by Oklahoma City councilman Ed Shadid. After an outpouring of voices on the now-canceled Lake Hefner […]
  • ⚐ ☆ February aquaponic certificate class open to the public January 22, 2015
    “We're excited to bring aquaponics to Oklahoma ,” Smallwood said. “There's a real need for sustainable agriculture and access to nutritious foods to address Oklahoma's problems like water shortages, food deserts, and diabetes […]
  • ⚐ ☆ COWRA to begin drilling test wells January 22, 2015
    The Central Oklahoma Water Resources Authority Friday set in motion plans to drill two test wells for brackish water . Board members heard from engineer Carl Strickey, who said two of four locations considered would be drilled in search of […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma Digest January 22, 2015
    TULSA (AP) — Tulsa recently claimed the award for best-tasting water in the region for the second year in a row at the Southwestern American Water Works Association's annual conference. Clayton Edwards, the city's water and sewer […]
  • ⚐ ☆ County supports delisting of beetle January 21, 2015
    For example, Doke said the endangered beetle can be found in 45 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. A map on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's website shows the ABB's range in Oklahoma encompasses just 34 counties. And state […]
  • ⚐ ☆ University of Central Oklahoma to host water quality training in Edmond January 21, 2015
    EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma , the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the Oklahoma County Conservation District will host a two-day Blue Thumb Water Quality Education volunteer training from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 30 and 8:30 a. […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Organizers seek goals for Illinois River study January 19, 2015
    “Like most of the rest of the United States, Oklahoma has traditionally appropriated use mostly blind to the nonconsumptive uses of that water ,” said Derek Smithee, division chief of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board's water quality […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Fort Smith Eyes Oklahoma Land For Future Water Project January 18, 2015
    The city's two water sources are Lake Fort Smith in Mountainburg and Lee Creek. Lake Fort Smith provides an estimated 75 percent of Fort Smith's drinking water . “We're projecting Lake Fort Smith will meet water needs until a […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Kelly Bostian: Paddlefish, Oklahoma's winter monsters of the deep January 18, 2015
    ... chuckled, and shook his head, “That's amazing. It's a lot of weight!” he said. But the Grand Lake guide whose clients have landed four of the lake's five heaviest record paddlefish in recent winters wasn't talking ab […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Tulsa's 'Water In The River' Debate Heats Up Once Again January 18, 2015
    A local rowing group on Saturday hosted a fundraiser for its organization and is talking about why it can't practice on the river anymore. Dozens of teens spent the day rowing inside on machines at the Oklahoma Aquarium instead of on t […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Row-A-Thon demonstrates love for river sports January 17, 2015
    The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association held its 11th Annual Row-A-Thon at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks on Saturday. Many of Saturday's rowers have also been actively attending town hall meetings about raising the river water in Tulsa, an […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma City offers discount price on rain barrels January 17, 2015
    “Watering with rain water is better for your plants, and it's free.” The city's urban agriculture ordinance allows a maximum of two 85-gallon rain barrels in the front yard. Any number of rain barrels can be placed on the side or […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Experts say rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma steadies in 2014 January 16, 2015
    Some studies have connected earthquake activity in Oklahoma and other parts of the country to water injection wells used to dispose of water produced along with oil and natural gas. The average oil well in Oklahoma produces about 10 barrels […]
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