USGS at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium

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The US Geological Survey is scheduled to present three talks and three posters at the thirty-eighth annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium in Norman, Oklahoma, October 31-November 1.

2017 OK Gov Water Conf

The U.S. Geological Survey is scheduled to present three talks and three posters at the thirty-eighth annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium in Norman, Oklahoma, October 31-November 1.  USGS presentations are listed below.  The full 2017 Symposium schedule and abstracts can be found at the Oklahoma Water Resources Center's website.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 10/31, 10:30-12:00
Session 1: Poster Session

John Ellis, 22, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologist
Ten Years of U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Modeling Studies in Oklahoma, 2011-2020
Kyle Rennell, 21, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologist
Use of an ambient-seismic data-collection method for determining thickness of an unconsolidated alluvial aquifer
Jerrod Smith, 2, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologist
Products: Bathymetry and Capacity of Shawnee Reservoir, Oklahoma, 2016

Wednesday, 11/1, 10:30
Session 3b: Federal & State Programs to Support Water Management in Oklahoma (Moderator: Jean Steiner, USDA Agricultural Research Service)
Donald Cline, U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area Associate Director 
USGS Water Mission Area
The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitors and assesses the amount and characteristics of the nation's water resources; assesses sources and behavior of contaminants in the water environment; and develops tools to improve management and understanding of water resources. As the primary Federal science agency for water information, the USGS provides data on streamflow, reservoirs, and lakes; groundwater; water use; and water-quality data. In May 2017, the USGS released a report on brackish groundwater that will assist water infrastructure decision makers in determining the viability of using this substantial resource for drinking water, irrigation, and mining, among many other uses. With increasing droughts, Oklahoma water managers need to know if brackish groundwater can be a supplemental resource to the limited freshwater available. The USGS is conducting a focus area study on the Red River Basin in Oklahoma to assess water availability due to water concerns, conflicts, and increasing demands to meet the Red River Compact. In addition, the USGS is working nationwide to evaluate aquifer storage and recovery in areas, such as Oklahoma, that have an increasing demand for water. This presentation will provide updates from our USGS Water activities in Oklahoma including the Red River Focus Study, Saline Water Characterization, and Aquifer Storage and Recovery Work.

Wednesday, 11/1, 3:30-5:00
Session 5: Groundwater Hydrologic Evaluations (Moderator: Kevin Wagner, Oklahoma Water Resources Center)
John Ellis, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologist
Results from the Canadian River Alluvial Aquifer Study: Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Analysis of Projected Water Use
Jerrod Smith, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologist
Hydrogeology and Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Availability in the North Fork Red River Aquifer, Oklahoma, 1980-2013