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    Water Conservation in Oklahoma: It’s never too late!
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    By Dr. Robert W. Puls, Director Oklahoma Water Survey Norman, Oklahoma Some water Facts: The earth is covered with water but only about 3% is fresh water, meaning drinkable or potable Of that 3%, 2% is tied up in snow and ice The remaining 1 % is in lakes, reservoirs, rivers, wetlands, and ground water [...]

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    Green Infrastructure: Facts and Benefits
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    By Shannon Schechter National Research Council, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center Ada, Oklahoma and Paul Mayer US Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center Ada, Oklahoma *Adapted from: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure   THE PROBLEM WITH PAVEMENT Large paved surfaces keep rain from infiltrating the soil and recharging groundwater supplies. Impervious surfaces like streets, parking [...]

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    Blue-green Algae Blooms in Oklahoma Waters
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    By Dr. Robert Puls Oklahoma Water Survey Norman, OK  73072 Blue-green Algae Blue-green algae are microscopic organisms naturally found in lakes, reservoirs and streams. Their numbers increase in warm, shallow, calm waters receiving abundant sunlight and nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus). The presence of excess nutrients in the water can lead to blooms, which may discolor the [...]

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  • Figure 1. A sample of geo-referenced field photos at five sites in Lake Texoma, June 5, 2012.
    Integrating in-situ field measurements and satellite remote sensing to monitor harmful algae blooms in Oklahoma lakes
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    Xiangming Xiao1,2, *, K. David Hambright3, Jinheng Zhang2 ,Chandrashekhar Biradar1,2 and Robert W. Puls4 1Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA 2Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA 3Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Plankton Ecology and Limnology Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of [...]

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    Climate Change and Hydrological Extremes
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    By Dr. Yang Hong School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science School of Meteorology University of Oklahoma Norman, OK  73072 Global and Regional Climate Change The Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States Report compiled by the U.S. Global Change Research Program claims that, “Climate changes are already affecting water, energy, transportation, agriculture, ecosystems, [...]

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    Oil and Gas Operations and Protecting Water Resources
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    By Dr. Robert Puls Oklahoma Water Survey Norman, OK  73072 Hydraulic fracturing, together with horizontal drilling, has changed the energy landscape worldwide.  With the explosion of oil and gas resource extraction in unconventional formations in the United States, there is now accelerated activity in China, England, Germany, Poland, Spain and elsewhere. With the expansion of [...]

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  • Oklahoma Water Survey 4th Quarter Newsletter (October – December Issue, 2013):
    Private Drinking Water Wells
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    Oklahoma Water Survey 4th Quarter Newsletter (October – December Issue, 2013): Download here : [ PDF ]

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  • Oklahoma Water Survey 3rd Quarter Newsletter (July – September Issue, 2013):
    Water Reuse – A way to address drinking water shortages in water-stressed regions and times
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    Oklahoma Water Survey 3rd Quarter Newsletter (July – September Issue, 2013): Download here : [ PDF ]

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    Oklahoma Water Survey 2nd Quarter Newsletter (April – June Issue, 2013):
    Oklahoma Water Conservation
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    Oklahoma Water Survey would like to announce our first newsletter (April – June Issue, 2013): Download here : [ PDF ]

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