Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Oklahoma has ambitious water management strategy

12/1/2014

by Ron Smith in the 12/1/2014 issue of Southwest Farm Press

Oklahoma has set itself an ambitious goal to ensure the state has enough water to meet a growing demand 50 years from now. The premise is to use no more water in 2060 than it does today while maintaining economic growth.

The challenge of meeting those high aspirations includes an estimated one-third increase in water demand over 2012. Further complicating the effort is the ongoing drought that “is not expected to let up,” says Garey Fox, interim director, Oklahoma Water Resources Center, the center for water-related research, Extension and education in Oklahoma.

Fox offered a challenging outlook for the state’s water at the recent Rural Economic Outlook Conference on the Oklahoma State University Campus at Stillwater.

Read the full article at http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-has-ambitious-water-management-strategy.

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