Installing BMPs Results in Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen Improvements in Cooper Creek

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Resource Concern: Cooper Creek extends over 40 miles through Blaine and Kingfisher counties in central Oklahoma, an area of high cattle and wheat production as well as some corn. Poor grazing land and cropland management contributed to excess sedimentation and nutrient runoff in the watershed. Excess nutrients from runoff in the watershed may lead to […]

Best Management Practices Result in Turbidity Delistings in Dirty and Elk Creek

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Resource Concern: Elk Creek is in McIntosh County in the central eastern part of Oklahoma. It is a tributary of Dirty Creek, located in Muskogee and McIntosh counties. Land use in the watershed is primarily cattle and poultry production in addition to cropland (mainly wheat and corn). Sediment from eroding grazing lands and croplands contributed […]

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 […]

Installing Best Management Practices Improves Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Turkey Creek

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Resource Concern: Turkey Creek (Figure 1) flows for more than 20 miles through Woods County in western Oklahoma, an area with high rates of cattle and wheat production. Poor management of grazing lands and cropland contributed to excess sedimentation and nutrient runoff in the watershed. Excess nutrients can lead to the overgrowth of nuisance algae, […]

Installing Agricultural Best Management Practices Leads to Increased Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Beaver and Doga Creeks

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Resource Concern: Beaver Creek (22 miles long) and Doga Creek (10 miles long) are in Osage County in north central Oklahoma. Watershed land use includes mostly cattle production with some forage and wheat production. Poor management of livestock and grazing lands, as well as a lack of healthy riparian areas, contributed to excess sedimentation and […]

Turbidity Improves Due to BMP Implementation Efforts in Dugout Creek

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Resource Concern: Dugout Creek stretches nearly 14 miles through Lincoln and Payne counties in central Oklahoma, an area of high cattle and wheat production as well as some dairy and poultry production. Poor grazing land and cropland management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2004 water quality assessment, monitoring showed that 50 […]

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 […]

Implementing Agricultural Best Management Practices Decreases Turbidity in Jefferson County’s Beaver Creek

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Resource Concern: Beaver Creek is a 192,444-acre watershed in Jefferson, Stephens, Cotton, Comanche, and Grady counties in the southwestern part of Oklahoma. Land use in the watershed is primarily pasture for cattle production and wheat crops. Poor grazing land and cropland management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2008 water quality assessment, […]

BMPs Result in Significant Reduction of Bacteria and Phosphorus Loading

Posted Posted in Animal Agriculture, Nutrient Reduction, Stream Restoration / Protection

Resource Concern: The Beaty Creek watershed contains approximately 39 chicken houses; hog and turkey operations; and extensive, streamside cattle grazing on pasture fertilized with animal waste. Septic systems, land development, some row crop agriculture and fertilizer application are also found in the watershed. These activities have cumulatively generated a high amount of nonpoint source pollution […]

Implementing Best Management Practices Reduced Bacteria Levels in Bitter Creek

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Resource Concern: The 23-mile-long Bitter Creek flows through Kay and Grant counties in north central Oklahoma. The majority of the land in the 40,409-acre watershed is used for wheat and cattle production, although corn and sorghum are also grown. Erosion of both cropland and grazing land, coupled with improper management of livestock wastes, were potentially […]