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November 5, 2012

Governor's Water Conference on Tap Next Week

The 33rd Annual Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference kicks off one week from tomorrow at the Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott where Oklahomans will have an opportunity to hear dozens of prominent local, state and national figures highlight key water policy and management issues, including conservation and efficiency, infrastructure financing, and monitoring.

August 9, 2012

Water Resources Board Responds to Worsening Drought, Offers Grants for Drought Assistance

While Governor Fallin’s emergency drought declaration last week institutes state disaster relief measures, staff of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board continue working with water users and citizens to alleviate growing water supply problems.

May 30, 2012

Water Board Director Praises Landmark Legislative Session for Water

Oklahoma’s water future looks much brighter thanks to the unprecedented show of support from Governor Fallin and legislative leaders during the session that adjourned last Friday, the director of the state’s water agency said Wednesday.

May 14, 2012

Water Board Announces Online Water Use Permits

Continuing its efforts to increase government accessibility and efficiency, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board has released a new program that facilitates online approval of provisional temporary permits, providing enhanced convenience to Oklahoma water users.

May 9, 2012

Governor Proclaims May Flood Awareness Month

Because spring marks the unofficial beginning of the state's flood season and to make citizens aware of flooding problems and solutions, Governor Mary Fallin has designated May 2012 as "Flood Awareness Month" in Oklahoma.

March 22, 2012

Water Board, Bureau of Reclamation Announce Upper Washita River Basin Study

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board announced Thursday that $250,000 in federal funding has been awarded to study western Oklahoma’s Upper Washita River Basin.

March 19, 2012

High Court Declines Case, Oklahoma Water Defense Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court action has reaffirmed the State of Oklahoma's ability to defend its water resources from out-of-state influences.

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