Water Conservation

Drought in Central Oklahoma

Drought conditions bring the prospect of long-term impact on water capacity issues in the region. ACOG helps provide information to consumers and media for all Central Oklahoma entities by producing the bimonthly Drought Report which showcases several different drought metrics and current water storage capacity of several Central Oklahoma reservoirs. Stay tuned to this page for frequent updates on our regional water situation.

Drought is nothing new to Oklahoma. The graphic below shows the rainfall statistics for over a hundred years for this state. The five-year averaging line dramatically showcases the times when Oklahoma is wet (green) and when Oklahoma is dry (brown). The period between 1980 and 2000 was unusually wet; however, Oklahoma is now returning to the cyclical droughts of the 1930’s and 1950’s.

PHOTO DETAILS
Martin Nature Park, OKC (below)

Precipitation History

Drought_Cycles
Click Map

Learn About Blue Thumb Oklahoma

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Local, State and National Web Resources

Oklahoma Blue Thumb

ACOG’s John Harrington serves on the Oklahoma Blue Thumb Board of Directors.

US Drought Monitor

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

United States Geological Survey

Water Watch

United States Army Corps of Engineers

Daily Report of Reservoir Conditions

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