OWRB monitoring staff are engaged in a variety of activities to ensure the best data are available to assist decision makers in managing, protecting, and improving Oklahoma’s water resources. This includes administration of Oklahoma's Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP), the state's first truly comprehensive water quality monitoring effort. Data provided by the program help identify waters experiencing impairments as well as the cause of declining water quality. Annual reports are produced by the OWRB detailing physical, chemical, and biological information from the state's lakes, streams, and groundwater. The program is instrumental for the development and refinement of Oklahoma's Water Quality Standards. OWRB monitoring staff also conduct statistical survey monitoring and other more targeted monitoring activities throughout the state, as well as lake restoration activities and bathymetric mapping.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)