Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Land Use Practices


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


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.


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.

Forestry Research in the South: Water Quality and Yield. This is the second quarterly publication highlighting the research of the SFRP membership in each of the centers of excellence where we have captured research within the forest water quality and yield arena.



How much water does eastern redcedar rob? Research on the Cross Timbers Experimental Range is trying to answer this question using instrumented watersheds and other devices.
Dr. Chris Zou - Natural Resource Ecology & Management - have assembled a proposal, poster, and extension fact sheet.

 - Visit the Ecohydrology Web page.


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.
 - Watch a video.


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)


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


Sandyland Research Station near Mangum:
- Wildlife guzzlers
- Agricultural land under Conservation Reserve Program


Low impact development for stormwater management and control in Oklahoma (Fall 2010 edition of Engineering Success – the Extension newsletter from the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department)


Bioretention cells are landscaped areas designed to reduce runoff and improve water quality... more

Visit the  Low Impact Development Web site.


Low Impact Development can help you reduce stormwater runoff by providing information about collecting rain water, making and using pervious pavement, and bioretention cells.

Visit lid.okstate.edu for much more information.


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More Resources:



extension fact sheets







Associated Pages:

Drilling Mud Application




Rivers & Streams


Terrestrial Ecosystems (redcedar encroachment)



Related Sites:

 Low Impact Development (LID)