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Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Kiamichi River Watershed Symposium

Symposium Description

On June 15, 2016, 35 individuals came together in McAlester, Oklahoma, representing state and federal agencies/organizations, universities, and Tribal Nations, to discuss the ongoing research and extension/outreach efforts in the Kiamichi River Watershed, as well as to outline and prioritize future research and extension/outreach needs for the area. By bringing these groups together, we were able to foster new collaborations and partnerships between academic researchers, state and federal agencies/organizations, and Oklahoma Tribes.

Kiamichi Symposium

Symposium Presentations (Oral & Poster)

Oral Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

  • Assessing reservoir operations and the associated changes in downstream water quality on the persistence of stream fishes - Yan Zhou, Justin Alexander, Shannon Brewer, Garey Fox
  • Relationship between hydrology and fish production: A connected river-reservoir landscape approach - John Dattilo, Shannon Brewer, Daniel Shoup
  • Ethnographic research in the Kiamichi Watershed of southeastern Oklahoma - Michael Stanton
  • Oklahoma NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Adapting socio-ecological systems to increased climate variability

Identified & Prioritized Research/Extension Needs

Research Needs
Extension Needs

Research Needs

Extension Needs

Symposium Attendance

Agencies/Organizations Represented:

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Universities Represented:

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Tulsa
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Tribal Nations Represented:

  • Chickasaw Nation
  • Choctaw Nation

Symposium Summary

Kiamichi River Watershed Research & Extension Symposium - Summary Document

Symposium Photos



This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OIA-1301789. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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