Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Ponds & Reservoirs


Shallow water reservoirs and farm ponds can lose huge amounts of water due to direct evaporation, especially under hot and dry weather conditions. [more...]




Pond owners and youth are educated about proper pond management through county extension offices.
(Dr. Marley Beem - Natural Resource Ecology & Management)

(Dr. Marley Beem - Natural Resource Ecology & Management)
 - View a presentation | video
  - Read the article Freeze-Proof Tanks as a Dependable Replacement to Pond Watering (by Jonathan Anthony, Water Center staff writer)



Cross Timbers Experiment Range Station near Stillwater:
- Cattle exclusion from ponds for improved water quality, reduced erosion
- Impacts of land management on watersheds


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More Resources:



extension fact sheets  






Associated Pages:

Drought on the Ranch


Extension Services


Fisheries Management


Recreational Value


Waste and Nutrient Management 


Related Sites:

"Managing Oklahoma Ponds" is on Facebook.


Oklahoma Invasive Species


External Resources:

Oklahoma's Problem Species (Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council)


Noxious Aquatic Plants (Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation)


Pond Assistance (Oklahoma Natural Resources Conservation Service)


Local Service Centers (NRCS)


Dam Safety (Oklahoma Water Resources Board)