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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Monitoring and Evaluating Water Resources in Central Oklahoma Watersheds

Location: Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit

Project Number: 6218-13000-011-01
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to conduct a field investigation to support hydrologic research and provide a database on stream flow in the Little Washita River Experimental Watershed, and streamflow and water quality of the Fort Cobb Lake Watershed. ARS cannot conduct this work internally because we lack staffing to support the work load. Additionally, by collecting the data through this collaboration, the data collected are part of a national network of water gauging, using common protocols, quality assurance and quality control, and data access, making the data more useful to our research program and more readily available to collaborators and interested members of the public.

Approach:
Streams in the Little Washita River and Fort Cobb Reservoir watersheds in central Oklahoma will be monitored for gauge height and flow. Measurements are made on a continuous basis. Data are quality processed, analyzed, and archived. Data are used in hydrologic analyses and with environmental and water resource models. Water quality samples will be collected during high and low flow periods in the Fort Cobb watershed.

Last Modified: 4/18/2014
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