Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Erosion Control

Streams

Got Questions about Stormwater Runoff and LID? Oklahoma State University Has Answers! by Joshua Cross, Water Center staff writer (June 2015)

OSU Research Team Investigates Streambank Erosion and Phosphorus Sources (pg 6 in November 2014 issue of The AQUAhoman, by Jonathan Anthony, OWRC staff writer)

From Pores to Pipes: The Problem of Underground Erosion in Soils (by Caroline Schneider, Soil Horizons 2014. v 55.)

OSU researchers earn $600,000 USDA grant to study sediment in Fort Cobb watershed (12/12/2013 news release by Leilana McKindra, Ag Communications Services)

All the Way to the Bank: Stream restoration as a way to combat erosion (Jan/Feb 2013 Storm Water Solutions article by Jeri Fleming, Biosystems and Ag. Engineering Department)

Natural stream restoration and enhancement demonstrations and workshops forthcoming (by Jeri Fleming, Project Manager, and Jason Vogel, Assistant Professor and Stormwater Specialist, in the Winter 2012 edition of Engineering Success – the Extension newsletter from the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department)

Stream bank erosion study receives grant (November 2010 issue of The Division Triangle, by Donald Stotts)


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The OSU Turfgrass Runoff Research Site was one-of-a-kind when it was completed in 2001, and it remains one of the best sites for plot-type runoff research in the world.

Read about the site at the Botanic Garden at OSU here.

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Stream stewardship to avoid bank erosion and other problems is taught using six stream trailers housed in different locations across the state... more
(Dr. Marley Beem - Natural Resource Ecology & Management)

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Mac Lindley Research and Demonstration Farm in SE Oklahoma:
 - Future use of two artesian water wells
 - Borders the Red River in McCurtain County
 - Streambank stabilization

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Eastern Research Station in Haskell:
 - Piping to freeze-proof tanks
 - Reducing stream erosion

Ponds

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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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Eastern Research Station in Haskell:
 - Piping to freeze-proof tanks
 - Reducing stream erosion

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Fencing ponds and installing freeze-proof tanks benefit livestock, wildlife, and your pond's longevity.
(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, OWRC staff writer)

General

Parting with the Plow (by Clara Gregory in the Summer Fall 2015 issue of Cowboy Journal)

Valuable Resource or Noxious Weed? Plants that are great for erosion control but turn out to be invasive ("Erosion Control" Vol. 20, No. 1. January/February, 2013)


instrumented forest watershed

Instrumented watersheds were constructed to assess impact of forest management practices at the Kiamichi Forestry Research Station near Idabel.

View a poster on how forest road erosion contributes to sediment.

NoTill

Conservation Tillage allows more water to enter the soil, leading to increased soil moisture, less soil erosion, and better water quality in the surrounding watershed.
(Dr. Jason Warren - Plant & Soil Sciences)
 - Visit notill.okstate.edu.
 - View a presentation.

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Associated Pages:

Rivers & Streams

 

Ponds & Reservoirs

 

Land Use Practices

 


Related Sites:

Low Impact Development (LID)

 

NoTill

 

The Botanic Gardens at OSU

 


External Resource:

Pond Assistance (Oklahoma Natural Resources Conservation Service)