Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (OK) Weekly Drought Report

Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:38:30 EDT

Summary: The state of Oklahoma continues to experience drought conditions.

Hydrologic Conditions: U.S. Drought Monitor report for August 28, 2012 shows 90 percent of Oklahoma continues to be in extreme drought and 37 percent in exceptional drought conditions. There are currently 22 stations with no flow and 4 of these stations have reached zero flow for the first time in the historic record.

Streamgages: By the end of August all streamgages in the state will have been visited and streamflows measured. Where necessary, zero flows have been verified and orifice lines have been extended.

Groundwater levels: Groundwater levels are measured continuously at 18 sites as part of routine programs. Several groundwater wells are close to or have reached record lows for the stationís historical record.

Water quality: No specific water-quality samples have been collected in response to the drought conditions.


Sub-Region: Central South; Region: Central United States

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