Oklahoma Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2021

Hydrogeologic framework, geochemistry, groundwater-flow system, and aquifer hydraulic properties used in the development of a conceptual model of the Ogallala, Edwards-Trinity (High Plains), and Dockum aquifers in and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas

In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District, Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District, and South Plains Underground Water Conservation District (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “UWCDs”), began a multiphase study in and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties...

Teeple, Andrew P.; Ging, Patricia B.; Thomas, Jonathan V.; Wallace, David S.; Payne, Jason D.
Teeple, A.P., Ging, P.B., Thomas, J.V., Wallace, D.S., and Payne, J.D., 2021, Hydrogeologic framework, geochemistry, groundwater-flow system, and aquifer hydraulic properties used in the development of a conceptual model of the Ogallala, Edwards-Trinity (High Plains), and Dockum aquifers in and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5009, 68 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215009.

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Hydrogeology and model-simulated groundwater availability in the Salt Fork Red River aquifer, southwestern Oklahoma, 1980–2015

The 1973 Oklahoma Water Law (82 OK Stat § 82-1020.5) requires that the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) conduct hydrologic investigations of the State’s groundwater basins to support a determination of the maximum annual yield for each groundwater basin (hereinafter referred to as an “aquifer”). The maximum annual yield allocated per acre of...

Smith, S. Jerrod; Ellis, John H.; Paizis, Nicole C.; Becker, Carol J.; Wagner, Derrick L.; Correll, Jessica S.; Hernandez, R. Jacob
Smith, S.J., Ellis, J.H., Paizis, N.C., Becker, C.J., Wagner, D.L., Correll, J.S., and Hernandez, R.J., 2021, Hydrogeology and model-simulated groundwater availability in the Salt Fork Red River aquifer, southwestern Oklahoma, 1980–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5003, 85 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215003.

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Inclusion of pesticide transformation products is key to estimating pesticide exposures and effects in small U.S. streams

Improved analytical methods can quantify hundreds of pesticide transformation products (TPs), but understanding of TP occurrence and potential toxicity in aquatic ecosystems remains limited. We quantified 108 parent pesticides and 116 TPs in more than 3 700 samples from 442 small streams in mostly urban basins across five major regions of the...

Mahler, Barbara; Nowell, Lisa H.; Sandstrom, Mark W.; Bradley, Paul; Romanok, Kristin; Konrad, Christopher; Van Metre, Peter

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The occurrence and distribution of strontium in U.S. groundwater

Groundwater samples from 32 principal aquifers across the United States (U.S.) provide a broad spatial scope of the occurrence and distribution of strontium (Sr) and are used to assess environments and factors that influence Sr concentration. Strontium is a common trace element in soils, rocks, and water and is ubiquitous in groundwater with...

Musgrove, MaryLynn

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Year Published: 2020

Hydrogeology, numerical simulation of groundwater flow, and effects of future water use and drought for reach 1 of the Washita River alluvial aquifer, Roger Mills and Custer Counties, western Oklahoma, 1980–2015

The Washita River alluvial aquifer is a valley-fill and terrace alluvial aquifer along the valley of the Washita River in western Oklahoma that provides a productive source of groundwater for agricultural irrigation and water supply. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) has designated the westernmost section of the aquifer in Roger Mills and...

Ellis, John H.; Ryter, Derek W.; Fuhrig, Leland T.; Spears, Kyle W.; Mashburn, Shana L.; Rogers, Ian M.J.
Ellis, J.H., Ryter, D.W., Fuhrig, L.T., Spears, K.W., Mashburn, S.L., and Rogers, I.M.J., 2020, Hydrogeology, numerical simulation of groundwater flow, and effects of future water use and drought for reach 1 of the Washita River alluvial aquifer, Roger Mills and Custer Counties, western Oklahoma, 1980–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5118, 81 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205118.

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Bathymetric map, surface area, and capacity of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, northeastern Oklahoma, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Grand River Dam Authority, completed a high-resolution multibeam bathymetric survey to compute a new area and capacity table for Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in northeastern Oklahoma. Area and capacity tables identify the relation between the elevation of the water surface and the volume of...

Hunter, Shelby L.; Trevisan, Adam R.; Villa, Jennifer; Smith, Kevin A.
Hunter, S.L., Trevisan, A.R., Villa, J., and Smith, K.A., 2020, Bathymetric map, surface area, and capacity of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, northeastern Oklahoma, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3467, 2 sheets, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3467.

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Regional regression equations for estimation of four hydraulic properties of streams at approximate bankfull conditions for different ecoregions in Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, assessed statistical relations between hydraulic properties of streams at approximate bankfull conditions for different ecological regions (ecoregions) in Texas. Data from more than 103,000 records of measured discharge and ancillary hydraulic properties were...

Asquith, William H.; Gordon, John D.; Wallace, David S.
Asquith, W.H., Gordon, J.D., and Wallace, D.S., 2020, Regional regression equations for estimation of four hydraulic properties of streams at approximate bankfull conditions for different ecoregions in Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5086, 45 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205086.

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Water resources in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal jurisdictional area, west-central Oklahoma, with an analysis of data gaps through 2015

This report provides an overview of existing hydrologic information describing the quality, quantity, and extent of the major surface-water and groundwater resources in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal jurisdictional area, west-central Oklahoma. Hydrologic information is provided for five major river systems (Cimarron River, North Canadian River,...

Becker, Carol J.; Varonka, Matthew S.
Becker, C.J., and Varonka, M.S., 2020, Water resources in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal jurisdictional area, west-central Oklahoma, with an analysis of data gaps through 2015 (ver. 1.1, January 2021): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5105, 158 p., 1 app., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205105..

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Characterization of peak streamflow and stages at selected streamgages in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma from the May to June 2019 flood event—With an emphasis on flood peaks downstream from dams and on tributaries to the Arkansas River

As much as 22 inches of rain fell in Oklahoma in May 2019, resulting in historic flooding along the Arkansas River and its tributaries in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma. The flooding along the Arkansas River and its tributaries that began in May continued into June 2019. Peaks of record were measured at nine U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U....

Lewis, Jason M.; Williams, David J.; Harris, Sarah J.; Trevisan, Adam R.
Lewis, J.M., Williams, D.J., Harris, S.J., and Trevisan, A.R., 2020, Characterization of peak streamflow and stages at selected streamgages in eastern and northeastern Oklahoma from the May to June 2019 flood event—With an emphasis on flood peaks downstream from dams and on tributaries to the Arkansas River: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1090, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201090.

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Geochemical assessment of the Hueco Bolson, New Mexico and Texas, 2016–17

Understanding groundwater quality in transboundary aquifers like the Hueco Bolson is important for the 2.7 million people along the United States and Mexico border living in and near the combined metropolitan areas of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, who rely on groundwater for water supply. To better understand water-quality conditions...

Ging, Patricia B.; Humberson, Delbert G.; Ikard, Scott J.
Ging, P.B., Humberson, D.G., and Ikard, S.J., 2020, Geochemical assessment of the Hueco Bolson, New Mexico and Texas, 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5056, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205056.

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Hydrogeologic units, contour maps, and cross sections of the Boone and Roubidoux aquifers, northeastern Oklahoma, 2020

The Boone and Roubidoux aquifers (or their equivalents) are the main sources of fresh groundwater in northeastern Oklahoma. Projected total water demand of both surface water and groundwater in northeastern Oklahoma is expected to increase approximately 56 percent from 2010 to 2060. This report provides an overview of the hydrogeology of...

Russell, Cory A.; Stivers, Jacob W.
Russell, C.A., and Stivers, J.W., 2020, Hydrogeologic units, contour maps, and cross sections of the Boone and Roubidoux aquifers, northeastern Oklahoma, 2020: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3452, 2 sheets, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3452.