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Water Quality Monitoring
The OWRB's Water Quality Monitoring staff sample lakes, streams and groundwater wells throughout the year and across the state to provide data that can be used to describe both current conditions and historcal trends. Five types of sampling occur within the program: lakes, streams, biological streams, groundwater, and ambient trend. The OWRB also has probabilistic sample sites throughout the state's streams that are selected at random by computer.
Numerous and varied efforts over the past few decades have generated multiple datasets and reports:
OWRB monitoring activities provide necessary data for the following purposes:
Groundwater Monitoring & Assessment Program (GMAP)
Representing Oklahoma’s first holistic groundwater network monitoring effort, GMAP staff are collecting baseline groundwater level and quality data from wells in Oklahoma’s twenty-one major aquifers.
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Page last updated: December 11, 2013