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2:32 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Opponents of Arbuckle-Simpson Withdrawal Limit Ask for Court Review

OWRB Executive Director J.D. Strong (left) addresses members of the water board at its Oct. 23 meeting.
OWRB Executive Director J.D. Strong (left) addresses members of the water board at its Oct.</body></html>
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2:29 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Why Texas Might Try to Redraw Its Border, and How it Might Start Another Water Fight

Lake Texoma
Lake Texoma

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Lake Texoma

Oklahoma and Texas have a long history of squabbling over the 540-mile border that divides the two states.

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6:47 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Why Oklahoma City Won't Tap Water From the Aquifer Under Its Own Feet

Norman, Okla., well operator Scott Lewis with Well #52, one of 36 that serve Norman.

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 9:58 am

The Garber-Wellington Aquifer

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The Garber-Wellington Aquifer is part of the Central Oklahoma aquifer, which every major city in the region uses — except Oklahoma City.

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10:44 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner's Advice: Buy Earthquake Coverage

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 11:05 am

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak

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2:12 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Improving Drought Conditions Haven't Helped Canton Lake Recover From OKC Withdrawal

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2:43 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Millions of Oklahomans Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires in Other States, Study Shows

More than 3.7 million people in Oklahoma — almost the entire state population — were exposed to a week or more of wildfire smoke in 2011, according a report by the National Resource Defense Council.
More than 3.7 million people in Oklahoma — almost the entire state population — were exposed to a week or more of wildfire smoke in 2011, according a report by the National Resource Defense Council.

National Resource Defense Council

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8:58 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Texas’ Application for Oklahoma Water Still Active Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court in June sided with Oklahoma, ruling the interstate Red River water compact did not entitle Texas to water within Oklahoma’s borders.

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12:46 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Waurika Lake Water Levels at Record Lows, Even After Recent Rainfall

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U.S. Drought Monitor

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10:45 am
Thu October 24, 2013

After Decade of Consideration, State Caps Withdrawals from Oklahoma’s Most Sensitive Aquifer

A pile of crushed limestone sits near the train tracks at Texas Industry's large mining operation near Mill Creek, Okla.

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 12:45 pm

A larger than usual crowd packs the OWRB's monthly meeting in Midwest City to hear the board vote on the maximum annual yield of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer.
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10:32 am
Thu October 24, 2013

As Oklahoma’s Earthquakes Continue, Researchers Study Unnatural Tremors for Links to Disposal Wells

A waste fluid disposal well in western Oklahoma.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A waste fluid disposal well in western Oklahoma.

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