Through the Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP), stream sampling is conducted on more than 100 river and stream sites annually.
Data collected from these sites allows for long-term assessment of beneficial uses and water quality trends. Data collected include a variety of chemical, biological, and physical parameters as well as some diurnal dissolved oxygen and pH monitoring during the critical summer season.
Additionally, the OWRB currently works with several partners, including the USGS, US Army Corps of Engineers, Grand River Dam Authority, and National Weather Service, to conduct flow monitoring on most fixed station sites that are not part of the Oklahoma/USGS Cooperative Gaging Network. To date, 88 stations have a working stage/discharge rating; 82 of those stations are collecting periodic stage data through a data collection platform (DCP). This cooperative effort will allow for loadings to be calculated and trends to be assessed statewide as well as providing much needed data for the Use Support Assessment Process (USAP). Along with the USGS cost share program, Oklahoma’s 319 program, Oklahoma’s 314 program, and the 303(d)-process drive sample site locations associated with this task.
BUMP Stream Data by Site