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Monitoring & Assessment

Streams Monitoring

Rivers and streams monitoring data collected by the OWRB are important indicators for determining compliance with water quality standards, tracking general water quality trends, and identifying pollution problems, as well as providing stream flow data critical for water supply planning and early flood warnings.

Beneficial Use Monitoring Program

Through the Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP), stream sampling is conducted on approximately 50 river and stream sites each year. Data collected include a variety of chemical, biological, and physical parameters, allowing for long-term assessment of beneficial uses and water quality trends.

Oklahoma's Cooperative Stream Gaging Program

The OWRB partners with the US Geological Survey to manage Oklahoma's Cooperative Stream Gaging program. These data are used to meet compliance with four federal interstate stream compact agreements and to guide the management of local and regional public water suppliers, including flood and drought planning, early warnings, and emergency operations. ...more

City of Norman Stormwater Monitoring

The OWRB began a partnership with the City of Norman in 2016 to monitor stormwater in the Lake Thunderbird watershed to meet the requirements of a total maximum daily load (TMDL) report issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) in 2013. ...more

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