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October 17, 2011

Water Board Approves Statewide Water Plan

At its monthly meeting on Monday, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board unanimously approved the 2012 Update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP).



September 7, 2011

Court of Appeals Affirms Oklahoma’s Defense of Tarrant and Hugo Lawsuits

The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled today in favor of Oklahoma’s arguments in the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) v. Herrmann et al. and City of Hugo v. Nichols et al. lawsuits filed against the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and its members aimed at securing water from southern Oklahoma for use by North Texas entities. Oklahoma won favorable decisions at the District Court level in November 2009 and April 2010, respectively. Today’s rulings result from TRWD’s and Hugo’s appeals of those lower court decisions.



August 26, 2011

Water Board Solicits Final Public Comment on State Water Plan

Today the Oklahoma Water Resources Board released its final Public Discussion Draft of the 2012 Update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP). Public comment and input on the long-awaited plan, which provides a blueprint for state water development, use and protection for at least the next 50 years, will be the subject of the Water Board’s monthly meeting scheduled for September 13 at 8:30 AM in Oklahoma City.



June 15, 2011

Water Resources Board Taps New Officers, First Woman Chair

At its monthly meeting yesterday, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board elected three new officers, including the first woman chairman in the agency’s 54-year history.



May 16, 2011

Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Meetings in Sulphur, Lawton and Oklahoma City

State water agency officials, along with policy and planning specialists, will be on hand May 24 in Sulphur, May 25 in Lawton, and May 26 in Oklahoma City to share early findings from the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) Update.



May 9, 2011

Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Meetings in McAlester, Antlers and Coalgate

State water agency officials, along with policy and planning specialists, will be on hand May 17 in McAlester, May 18 in Antlers, and May 19 in Coalgate to share early findings from the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) Update.



April 22, 2011

Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Meetings in Tulsa, Grove and Stigler

State water agency officials, along with policy and planning specialists, will be on hand May 3 in Tulsa, May 4 in Grove, and May 5 in Stigler to share early findings from the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) Update.



April 18, 2011

Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Local Meetings

State water agency officials, along with policy and planning specialists, will be on hand April 26 in Lone Wolf, April 27 in Clinton, and April 28 in Enid to share early findings from the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) Update.



April 8, 2011

Draft State Water Plan to be Discussed at Local Meeting

First Watershed Planning Region Report Released

State agency officials and policy and planning specialists will be on hand April 19 at the County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Beaver to share draft findings from the 2012 Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan (OCWP) Update, including the first of thirteen regional reports detailing current water use as well as future usage scenarios and options to address water issues.



March 23, 2011

State Water Board Bonds Receive Triple-A Ratings

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board has maintained a superior bond rating.

The OWRB has an unbroken string of triple-A ratings on bonds it sells to generate funds that the agency lends for water and wastewater improvements throughout the state. J.D. Strong, executive director of the Water Resources Board, noted that AAA is the best rating which can be achieved and is reserved for the highest quality debt.



March 3, 2011

Sixth Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day Set for March 9

The sixth annual Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day will be held March 9 at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) will host the event featuring state agency and organization booths and displays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Capitol’s 4th floor rotunda.



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