Oklahoma Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2007

Preliminary assessment of time trends in bioavailable metals in the Tri-State lead/zinc mining district through analysis of tree cores

The Tri-State mining district in the central U.S. was a major source of zinc and lead from the early 1800s to 1970, producing 11.7 million tons of zinc, and 2.8 million tons of lead. Soils and streams in more than 70 square miles of the mining district and downstream areas are contaminated by metals. Little environmental monitoring was conducted...

Andrews, William J.; Nairn, Robert W.; Minarik, William G.

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Year Published: 2006

Nutrient Concentrations, Loads, and Yields in the Eucha-Spavinaw Basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2002-2004

The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, uses Lake Eucha and Spavinaw Lake in the Eucha-Spavinaw basin in northwestern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma for public water supply. Taste and odor problems in the water attributable to blue-green algae have increased in frequency over time. Changes in the algae community in the lakes may be attributable to...

Tortorelli, Robert L.
Nutrient Concentrations, Loads, and Yields in the Eucha-Spavinaw Basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2002-2004; 2006; SIR; 2006-5250; Tortorelli, Robert L.

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Year Published: 2006

Phosphorus Concentrations, Loads, and Yields in the Illinois River Basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2000-2004

The Illinois River and tributaries, Flint Creek and Baron Fork, are designated scenic rivers in Oklahoma. Recent phosphorus levels in streams in the basin have resulted in the growth of excess algae, which have limited the aesthetic benefits of water bodies in the basin, especially the Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller. The Oklahoma Water...

Tortorelli, Robert L.; Pickup, Barbara E.
Phosphorus Concentrations, Loads, and Yields in the Illinois River Basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2000-2004; 2006; SIR; 2006-5175; Tortorelli, Robert L.; Pickup, Barbara E.

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Year Published: 2006

Geographic Information Systems Methods for Determining Drainage-Basin Areas, Stream-Buffered Areas, Stream Length, and Land Uses for the Neosho and Spring Rivers in Northeastern Oklahoma

Geographic Information Systems have many uses, one of which includes the reproducible computation of environmental characteristics that can be used to categorize hydrologic features. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality are investigating Geographic Information Systems techniques to...

Masoner, Jason R.; March, Ferrella
Geographic Information Systems Methods for Determining Drainage-Basin Areas, Stream-Buffered Areas, Stream Length, and Land Uses for the Neosho and Spring Rivers in Northeastern Oklahoma; 2006; SIR; 2006-5293; Masoner, Jason R.; March, Ferrella

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Year Published: 2006

Comparison of ground-water quality in samples from selected shallow and deep wells in the central Oklahoma aquifer, 2003-2005

The aquifer units of the Central Oklahoma aquifer underlie about 2,890 square miles of central Oklahoma and are used extensively to supply water for municipal, domestic, industrial, and agricultural needs. The Central Oklahoma aquifer also is commonly referred to as the Garber-Wellington aquifer because the Garber Sandstone and Wellington...

Becker, Carol J.
Comparison of ground-water quality in samples from selected shallow and deep wells in the central Oklahoma aquifer, 2003-2005; 2006; SIR; 2006-5084; Carol J. Becker

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Year Published: 2006

Gravity investigations of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, south-central Oklahoma

The geological configuration of the Arbuckle Uplift in the vicinity of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in south-central Oklahoma plays a governing role in the distribution of fresh and mineral springs within the park and in the existence of artesian wells in and around the park. A confining layer of well-cemented conglomerate lies immediately...

Scheirer, Daniel S.; Scheirer, Allegra Hosford
Gravity investigations of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, south-central Oklahoma; 2006; OFR; 2006-1083; Scheirer, Daniel S.; Scheirer, Allegra Hosford

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Year Published: 2002

Hydrology and water quality near Bromide Pavilion in Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Murray County, Oklahoma, 2000

The Bromide Pavilion in Chickasaw National Recreation Area drew many thousands of people annually to drink the mineral-rich waters piped from nearby Bromide and Medicine Springs. Periodic detection of fecal coliform bacteria in water piped to the pavilion from the springs, low yields of the springs, or flooding by adjacent Rock Creek prompted...

Andrews, William J.; Burrough, Steven P.
Hydrology and Water Quality near Bromide Pavilion in Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Murray County, Oklahoma, 2000; 2002; WRI; 2001-4250; Andrews, William J.; Burrough, Steven P.

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Year Published: 1999

Depth-Duration Frequency of Precipitation for Oklahoma

A regional frequency analysis was conducted to estimate the depth-duration frequency of precipitation for 12 durations in Oklahoma (15, 30, and 60 minutes; 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, and 24 hours; and 1, 3, and 7 days). Seven selected frequencies, expressed as recurrence intervals, were investigated (2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 500 years). L-moment statistics...

Tortorelli, Robert L.; Rea, Alan; Asquith, William H.
Depth-Duration Frequency of Precipitation for Oklahoma; 1999; WRI; 99-4232; Tortorelli, Robert L.; Rea, Alan; Asquith, William H.

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Year Published: 1998

Spatial variation in hydraulic conductivity determined by slug tests in the Canadian River alluvium near the Norman Landfill, Norman, Oklahoma

Slug tests were used to characterize hydraulic conductivity variations at a spatial scale on the order of meters in the alluvial aquifer downgradient of the Norman Landfill. Forty hydraulic conductivity measurements were made, most along a 215-meter flow path transect. Measured hydraulic conductivity, excluding clayey layers, ranged from 8.4 x 10-...

Scholl, Martha A.; Christenson, Scott C.
Spatial variation in hydraulic conductivity determined by slug tests in the Canadian River alluvium near the Norman Landfill, Norman, Oklahoma; 1998; WRI; 97-4292; Scholl, Martha A.; Christenson, Scott C.

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Year Published: 1990

Hydrology of the Arbuckle Mountains area, south-central Oklahoma

Rocks that make up the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer crop out over ~500 mi2 in the Arbuckle Mountains province in south-central Oklahoma. The aquifer consists of limestone, dolomite, and sandstone of the Arbuckle and Simpson Groups of Late Cambrian to Middle Ordovician age and is about 5,000-9,000 ft thick. The rocks were subjected to intensive folding...

Fairchild, Roy W.; Hanson, Ronald L.; Davis, Robert E.
Hydrology of the Arbuckle Mountains area, south-central Oklahoma; 1990; Other Government Series; CIR; 91; Fairchild, Roy W.; Hanson, Ronald L.; Davis, Robert E.

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Year Published: 1990

Geohydrology and water quality of the Roubidoux Aquifer, northeastern Oklahoma

The Roubidoux aquifer is an important source of freshwater for public supplies, commerce, industry, and rural water districts in northeastern Oklahoma. Ground-water withdrawals from the aquifer in 1981 were estimated to be 4.8 million gallons per day, of which about 90 percent was withdrawn in Ottawa County. Wells drilled at the beginning of the...

Christenson, Scott C.; Parkhurst, David L.; Fairchild, Roy W.
Geohydrology and water quality of the Roubidoux Aquifer, northeastern Oklahoma; 1990; OFR; 90-570; Christenson, S. C.; Parkhurst, D. L.; Fairchild, R. W.