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OWRB Press Releases

Below are links to press releases, sorted by year, issued by or involving the Water Resources Board. For more specific information, email Cole Perryman, Director of Communications. View Financial Assistance loan/grant approval press releases here.

        2014 2013
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2002  
 

2014

July 17, 2014 Water Shortage Solutions to be Studied in Three Oklahoma “Hot Spot” Water Basins
July 17, 2014 OWRB and partners announce Oklahoma Lakes Appreciation Month
May 13, 2014 Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day Set for May 19
May 8, 2014 OWRB official selected for EPA federal advisory committee
March 20, 2014 Oklahoma Emergency Drought Relief Commission announces $1.125 million in grants to drought-stricken communities
February 27, 2014 OWRB Financial Programs Receive Triple-A Rating
February 24, 2014 Regional Water Conservation Measures to be Discussed at Water for 2060 Hot Spot Meetings
February 11, 2014 Garber-Wellington Hydrology Study Report Now Available
 

2013

December 16, 2013 Governor Fallin Praises Water Resources Board for Top Workplace Award
November 19, 2013 S & P Gives OWRB Revenue Bonds Highest Possible Credit Rating
October 14, 2013 Governor's Water Conference on Tap Next Week
June 13, 2013 Statements on Today's Supreme Court Decision re: Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann
June 10, 2013 Council to Develop Water Conservation Strategy
March 11, 2013 Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day Set for March 19
March 4, 2013 Governor Declares March Flood Insurance Month
February 28, 2013 Invasive Species Eradicated at Stanley Draper
 

2012

November 5, 2012 Governor's Water Conference on Tap Next Week
August 9, 2012 Water Resources Board Responds to Worsening Drought, Offers Grants for Drought Assistance
May 30, 2012 Water Board Director Praises Landmark Legislative Session for Water
May 14, 2012 Water Board Announces Online Water Use Permits
May 10, 2012 Governor Proclaims May Flood Awareness Month
March 22, 2012 Water Board, Bureau of Reclamation Announce Upper Washita River Basin Study
March 19, 2012 High Court Declines Case, Oklahoma Water Defense Upheld
 

2011

October 17, 2011 Water Board Approves Statewide Water Plan
September 7, 2011 Court of Appeals Affirms Oklahoma’s Defense of Tarrant and Hugo Lawsuits
August 26, 2011 Water Board Solicits Final Public Comment on State Water Plan
June 15, 2011 Water Resources Board Taps New Officers, First Woman Chair
May 16, 2011 Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Meetings in Sulphur, Lawton and Oklahoma City
May 9, 2011 Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Meetings in McAlester, Antlers and Coalgate
April 22, 2011 Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Meetings in Tulsa, Grove and Stigler
April 18, 2011 Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Local Meetings
April 8, 2011 Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Local Meeting; First Watershed Planning Region Report Released
March 24, 2011 State Water Board Bonds Receive Triple-A Ratings
March 3, 2011 Sixth Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day Set for March 9
 

2010

December 15, 2010 Oklahoma Lakes and Maps Featured in New Publication
November 3, 2010 Three Named Oklahoma Water Pioneers
October 12, 2010 J.D. Strong Approved As New Water Board Director
June 11, 2010 OWRB Approves Transfer of Sardis Lake Storage to Oklahoma City
June 4, 2010 OWRB Director Announces Retirement
May 21, 2010 USGS and University Students To Conduct Aquifer Field Study May 25-28
April 13, 2010 Konawa Receives OWRB Grant to Resolve Water Problems
January 21, 2010 EPA Regional Administrator, State Leaders Praise Oklahoma’s Stimulus Program
January 21, 2010 Oklahoma Leads Region in the Obligation of Stimulus Water Project Funds
 

2009

November 18, 2009 Federal Court Dismisses Texas Water District Case
September 9, 2009 Water Board Approves Innovative “Green” Stimulus Projects
July 22, 2009 OWRB Lauds Water Legislation
July 14, 2009 Water Board Approves Nine Stimulus Water & Wastewater Projects
July 8, 2009 Arbuckle-Simpson Meeting Set for August 18 in Ada
April 14, 2009 Water Board Approves First Stimulus Water Projects
February 12, 2009 Water Well Measurements to Update Information On Central Oklahoma’s Garber-Wellington Aquifer
February 11, 2009 Grand Lake Wastewater System Receives EPA Water Quality Award
January 7, 2009 New Grant Program Promotes Water Conservation Projects
 

2008

November 13, 2008 Funding Announced for Water Plan Climate Study
October 29, 2008 Water Board Announces Water Project Funding for Oklahoma Communities
September 26, 2008 GRDA and OWRB Strike Unique Bond Deal
July 3, 2008 OWRB Director Appointed to National Drinking Water Advisory Council
May 8, 2008 Bill Seeks Technology to Augment State Groundwater Supplies
May 5, 2008 Third Water Appreciation Day Set for May 14
May 1, 2008 Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Hold Public Meeting on Clean Water State Revolving Fund FY 2009 Intended Use Plan
April 28, 2008 Governor Proclaims May Flood Awareness Month
March 4, 2008 OWRB to Review Statewide Stream Water Rights and Use
February 26, 2008 Governor Declares March Flood Insurance Month
 

2007

October 18, 2007 Oklahoma City to Host Annual Water Conference & Water Research Symposium October 23-25
August 23, 2007 Making Oklahoma Communities “Flood Safe”
July 18, 2007 Water Board Stresses Future Prevention In Wake of Statewide Flooding
July 9, 2007 Survey to Assess Condition of Oklahoma Lakes
June 15, 2007 OWRB Elects New Officers
May 21, 2007 WRDA Bill to Provide Funding for Water Plan
May 1, 2007 Second Water Appreciation Day Set for May 8
April 30, 2007 Governor Proclaims May Flood Awareness Month
March 19, 2007 Water Quality Monitoring Compliments Langston University’s Curricula
February 16, 2007 Governor Declares March Flood Insurance Month
January 17, 2007 Canton Lake Water Release Scheduled
 

2006

October 23, 2006 Water Board Seeks Volunteers for Eucha Lake Water Quality Study
August 15, 2006 OWRB Responds to Statewide Drought
July 18, 2006 Federal, State Funds Helping Westville Meet Tough Treatment Standards
July 14, 2006 OWRB Initiates Wister Shoreline Planting Program
July 10, 2006 Canton Lake Water Release Scheduled
June 12, 2006 Tulsa to Host Water Board Meeting
May 30, 2006 Wildlife Refuge to Host First Oklahoma Environmental Volunteer Conference
May 23, 2006 What is Water Worth?
May 19, 2006 OWRB to Hold Public Meeting on Clean Water State Revolving Fund FY 2007 Intended Use Plan
May 1, 2006 Governor Proclaims May Flood Awareness Month
April 12, 2006 First Water Appreciation Day Set for April 19
March 27, 2006 Governor Declares March Flood Insurance Month
March 9, 2006 Lake Carl Blackwell Focus Of Volunteer Clean-up Effort
March 9, 2006 Shawnee Twin Lakes Hosts Lake Sweep April 22
February 22, 2006 Water Board Launches Online Mapping Program
February 18, 2006 Lake Thunderbird Focus Of Volunteer Clean-up and Restoration Effort
February 9, 2006 OWRB Requests Comments on Amended Clean Water Project Plan
 

2005

November 10, 2005 Water Board Receives Prestigious EPA Award
September 12, 2005 Deep Well Yields Important Information on Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer
May 31, 2005 New Mesonet Station to Assist Arbuckle Study
May 24, 2005 OWRB To Hold Public Meeting on Clean Water State Revolving Fund FY 2006 Intended Use Plan
May 17, 2005 Federal Grant Awarded to Lugert-Altus Irrigation District
April 19, 2005 Governor Declares May Flood Awareness Month
April 5, 2005 OWRB Requests Comments on Clean Water State Revolving Fund Proposed Amendment to 2005 Intended Use Plan
March 9, 2005 Governor Declares March Flood Insurance Month
February 18, 2005 Lake Thunderbird Focus of Volunteer Clean-up Effort
 

2004

December 15, 2004 Water Board Approves Four REAP Grants
December 10, 2004 Old Trees Sought for Arbuckle Tree Ring Study
October 15, 2004 Water Board Loan Program Bond Issue Rated ‘AAA’
October 5, 2004 Oklahoma City to Host 25th Annual Water Conference
August 23, 2004 OWRB Coordinates New Study at Grand Lake
June 9, 2004
June 9, 2004
April 26, 2004
April 23, 2004
April 12, 2004
March 30, 2004
March 24, 2004
February 19, 2004
February 3, 2004
 

2003

December 30, 2003
November 25, 2003
October 22, 2003
October 14, 2003
September 29, 2003
June 25, 2003
June 4, 2003
May 1, 2003
April 10, 2003
April 4, 2003
March 27, 2003
February 28, 2003
February 26, 2003
February 25, 2003
 

2002

November 13, 2002
October 18, 2002
September 25, 2002
September 11, 2002
August 1, 2002
August 1, 2002
July 12, 2002
July 8, 2002
June 26, 2002
May 31, 2002
May 29, 2002
May 22, 2002
May 6, 2002
February 28, 2002


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