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Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of water resources. The USGS works with partners in Oklahoma and Texas to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.

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Oklahoma-Texas Water Dashboard

Oklahoma-Texas Water Dashboard

View over 850 USGS real-time stream, lake, reservoir, precipitation, water quality and groundwater stations in context with current weather and hazard conditions!

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Water On-The-Go

Water On-The-Go

Map-based mobile web application that gives Texans easy access to current conditions in streams near them.

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News

Date published: November 18, 2021

OTWSC Webinar, Friday November 19th - Data Driven Applications

Interactive Data-Driven Applications for Timely, Definitive, and Transparent Water Management 

Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center Webinar, Friday, November 19, 11 am Central

Date published: October 21, 2021

OTWSC Webinar, Friday October 22nd - Wildfire and Water

Wildfire and Water: General trends, lessons learned, and future directions 

Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center Webinar, Friday, October 22, 11 am Central

Date published: September 8, 2021

Online tool updated with new features to help Texans during flooding

An interactive online tool that can help Texans prepare and respond to flooding events has ­newly added capabilities to help inform state and local flood management decisions that can help protect life and property.

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Capacity assessment for Earth Monitoring, Analysis, and Prediction (EarthMAP) and future integrated monitoring and predictive science at the U.S. Geological Survey

Executive SummaryManagers of our Nation’s resources face unprecedented challenges driven by the convergence of increasing, competing societal demands and a changing climate that affects the stability, vulnerability, and predictability of those resources. To help meet these challenges, the scientific community must take advantage of all available...

Keisman, Jennifer L.; Bristol, Sky; Brown, David S.; Flickinger, Allison K.; Gunther, Gregory; Murdoch, Peter S.; Musgrove, Marylynn; Nelson, John C.; Steyer, Gregory D.; Thomas, Kathryn A.; Waite, Ian R.
Keisman, J.L., Bristol, S., Brown, D.S., Flickinger, A.K., Gunther, G., Murdoch, P.S., Musgrove, M., Nelson, J.C., Steyer, G.D., Thomas, K.A., and Waite, I.R., 2021, Capacity assessment for Earth Monitoring, Analysis, and Prediction (EarthMAP) and future integrated monitoring and predictive science at the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021-1102, 110 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211102.

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Estimates of water use associated with continuous oil and gas development in the Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico, 2010–19, with comparisons to the Williston Basin, North Dakota and Montana

The Permian Basin, in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico is one of the largest conventional oil and gas reservoirs in the United States and is becoming one of the world’s largest continuous oil and gas (COG) reservoirs. Advances in technology have enabled oil and gas to be extracted from reservoirs that historically were developed using...

Houston, Natalie A.; Ball, Grady P.; Galanter, Amy E.; Valder, Joshua F.; McShane, Ryan R.; Thamke, Joanna N.; McDowell, Jeremy S.
Houston, N.A., Ball, G.P., Galanter, A.E., Valder, J.F., McShane, R.R., Thamke, J.N., and McDowell, J.S., Estimates of Water Use Associated with Continuous Oil and Gas Development in the Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico, 2010–2019, with Comparisons to the Williston Basin, North Dakota and Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3053, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213053.

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Cimarron River alluvial aquifer hydrogeologic framework, water budget, and implications for future water availability in the Pawnee Nation Tribal jurisdictional area, Payne County, Oklahoma, 2016–18

The Cimarron River is a free-flowing river and is a major source of water as it flows across Oklahoma. Increased demand for water resources within the Cimarron River alluvial aquifer in north-central Oklahoma (primarily in Payne County) has led to increases in groundwater withdrawals for agriculture, public, irrigation, industrial, and domestic...

Paizis, Nicole; Trevisan, Adam R.
Paizis, N.C., and Trevisan, A.R., 2021, Cimarron River alluvial aquifer hydrogeologic framework, water budget, and implications for future water availability in the Pawnee Nation Tribal jurisdictional area, Payne County, Oklahoma, 2016–18: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5073, 49 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215073.