Whitegrass Creek Experiences Reduction in Turbidity After Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation

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Resource Concern: Whitegrass Creek is in Bryan and Choctaw counties in southern Oklahoma. Land use in the 40,878-acre watershed is primarily rangeland and pasture for cattle production. Poor grazing land management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2008 water quality assessment, monitoring showed that 18 percent of Whitegrass Creek?s seasonal base flow […]

Implementing Agricultural Best Management Practices Reduces Turbidity in Deer Creek

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Resource Concern: Deer Creek is in Kay and Grant counties in northern Oklahoma. Land use in the 98,322-acre watershed is primarily wheat cropland, with rangeland and pasture for cattle production, and some corn production as well. An abundance of conventional farming methods and poor grazing land management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In […]

Otter Creek Achieves Full Attainment of Designated Use After Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation

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Resource Concern: Otter Creek is in Garfield and Logan counties in central Oklahoma. Land use in the 75,106-acre watershed is primarily wheat cropland and rangeland and pasture for cattle production, with a small amount of corn production as well. Poor grazing land management and a large amount of cropland contributed to excess sedimentation in the […]

Goose Creek Turbidity Declines After Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation

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Resource Concern: Goose Creek is in Pontotoc and Coal counties in south-central Oklahoma. Land use in the 18,746- acre watershed is primarily rangeland and pasture for cattle production. Poor grazing land management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2008 water quality assessment, monitoring showed that 12 percent of Goose Creek’s seasonal base […]

Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation Decreases Turbidity in Gray Horse Creek

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Resource Concern: Gray Horse Creek is in Osage County in north central Oklahoma). Land use in the 27,427-acre watershed is primarily rangeland and pasture for cattle production. Poor grazing land management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2004 water quality assessment, monitoring showed that 18 percent of Gray Horse Creek’s seasonal baseflow […]

Implementing Agricultural Best Management Practices Decreases Turbidity in Bird Creek

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Resource Concern: Bird Creek is an 8-mile-long stream in Choctaw County in southeastern Oklahoma. Land use in the 9,046-acre watershed is primarily wheat and pasture for cattle production, with some corn production as well. Poor grazing land and cropland management contributed to excess sedimentation in the watershed. In the 2008 water quality assessment, monitoring showed […]

Implementing Agricultural Best Management Practices Decreases Turbidity in Wildhorse Creek

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Resource Concern: Wildhorse Creek is located in Stephens County in southwestern Oklahoma. Land use in the 22,870-acre watershed is primarily pasture for cattle production, with some wheat cropland. Poor grazing land and cropland management contributed to excess sedimentation in the creek. In the 2008 water quality assessment, monitoring showed that 23 percent of Wildhorse Creek’s […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]