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.
Martin Nature Park, OKC (below)