Implementing Agricultural Conservation Practices Improves Bacteria and Turbidity Levels in Main Creek

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Resource Concern: Main Creek is a 19.1-mile stream flowing through Woodward and Major counties and into Woods County, Oklahoma, before discharging to the Cimarron River. Land use in the 25,000-acre watershed is primarily pasture and grasslands (40 percent of total) for cattle and hay production. About 27 percent of the watershed is forested and approximately […]

Local, Regional and State Partners’ Efforts Improve Delaware Creek

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Resource Concern: Delaware Creek is a 26.3-mile stream in Osage and Tulsa counties in northeastern Oklahoma. Land use in the 33,000-acre watershed is approximately 40% pasture and 54% forested. Less than 5% is developed. Oil and gas production is significant in the watershed. Poor management of agricultural and welldrilling areas contributed to degraded water quality, […]

Implementing Agricultural Conservation Practices Improves Turbidity Levels in Middle Stillwater Creek

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Resource Concern: Stillwater Creek flows through Noble and Payne counties before discharging to the Cimarron River in central Oklahoma. Land use in the 176,640-acre watershed is primarily grazing lands for cattle and hay production. About 20 percent of the watershed is forested and 5 percent is cropland. Approximately 10 percent of the watershed is developed […]

Implementing Agricultural Conservation Practices Improves Turbidity Levels in Otter Creek (Tillman County)

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Resource Concern: Otter Creek is a 23.1-mile stream that flows through Kiowa and Tillman counties before discharging to Oklahoma’s Cimarron River. Land use in the 43,000-acre watershed is primarily cropland (66 percent of total) for wheat production. About 20 percent of the watershed is pasture for cattle and hay production and approximately 7 percent is […]

Implementing Agricultural Conservation Practices Improves Turbidity Levels in Canadian Sandy Creek

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Resource Concern: Canadian Sandy Creek is a 37.7-mile stream in Pontotoc and Garvin counties in south-central Oklahoma. Land use in the 145,000-acre watershed is primarily pasture and grasslands for cattle and hay production. About a third of the watershed is forested, and less than 5 percent is cropland for corn, soybeans and wheat production. The […]

National NPS Monitoring Project Reduces Nutrient Loads, Decreases Streambank Erosion, and Improves Biological Communities in Peacheater and Tyner Creeks

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Resource Concern: Peacheater Creek, a 10.3-mile-long stream, and Tyner Creek, an adjacent stream 15 miles long, are tributaries to the Illinois River. Land use in the 16,209-acre Peacheater Creek watershed is primarily pastureland and forestland, with small amounts of cropland and rangeland. There are approximately 65 poultry houses and 4 dairies in the watershed, as […]

Conservation Practices Result in Improved Bacteria Levels in Walnut Creek

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Resource Concern: Twenty-eight-mile-long Walnut Creek flows through McClain County in central Oklahoma. The majority of the land in the 129,852-acre watershed is used for wheat and cattle production. Many hogs are also produced, in addition to corn, sorghum and soybeans. Erosion of both cropland and grazingland, coupled with improper management of livestock wastes and direct […]

Implementation of Conservation Practices Improves Bacteria Levels in Commission Creek

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Resource Concern: Twelve-mile-long Commission Creek flows through Ellis County on the western Oklahoma border with Texas. The majority of the land in the 31,543-acre area isused for wheat and cattle production. A small amount of cotton and sorghum is also produced. Erosion of grazingland, coupled with improper management of livestock wastes and direct livestock access […]

Turbidity Levels in Mill Creek Decline After Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation

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Resource Concern: Mill Creek is in McIntosh County in central-eastern Oklahoma. Land use in the 41,669-acre watershed is primarily rangeland and pasture for cattle production, with a small amount of corn production as well. Poor grazing land management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2004 water quality assessment, monitoring showed that 40 […]

Crooked Creek Attains Designated Use after Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation

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Resource Concern: Crooked Creek is in Grant County in northern Oklahoma, with its headwaters located just across the border in Kansas. Land use in the 130,000-acre watershed is primarily wheat production and grazing lands for cattle, with a small amount of corn production as well. Large tracts of cropland, coupled with poor grazing land management, […]