StateImpact

StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOUKOSUKWGS and KCCU. Joe Wertz and Logan Layden travel the state to report on the intersection of government, industry, natural resources and the Oklahoma workforce.

Tim Cross, chief operator of the water treatment plant in Chandler, Okla.

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Tim Cross, chief operator of the water treatment plant in Chandler, Okla.

Gov. Mary Fallin and Michael Teague, Secretary of Energy and Environment, talk to reporters at the Governor's Energy Conference in 2014.

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Jet Stein with the OWRB's lake monitoring program prepares to test the water at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

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Jet Stein with the OWRB's lake monitoring program prepares to test the water at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa

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Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa

A SandRidge Energy well in northwestern Oklahoma.

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A SandRidge Energy well in northwestern Oklahoma.

Children play in a small tributary of the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Okla., in May 2015.

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Children play in a small tributary of the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Okla., in May 2015.

Oklahoma Conservation Commission Watershed Technitian Dennis Boney inspects damage to the Wildhorse 80 dam's spillway in Garvin County in July 2015.

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A Devon Energy disposal well near Stillwater, Okla.

A Devon Energy disposal well near Stillwater, Okla.

An oil-field truck pulls into a well in north-central Oklahoma.

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An oil-field truck pulls into a well in north-central Oklahoma.

In January 2015, drought stricken Waurika Lake was dangerously low.

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In January 2015, drought stricken Waurika Lake was dangerously low.

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