Meadville Tribune


November 20, 2007

Water Puzzle: A CNHI Oklahoma Special Project


SIDEBAR (WOODWARD): City Manager Alan Riffel isn't sure how much longer the Ogallala Aquifer will last. He and other city leaders are wondering how they will keep pumps working should water ever become scarce. One idea: Join forces with other communities to build reservoirs. JACLYN HOUGHTON - OKLAHOMA CITY

GRAPHIC: Water levels in all the state's aquifers have fallen in the past five years. PAMELA GUMAER - ENID

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PART THREE: Quantity is clearly the state's most pressing water concern. But many areas of Oklahoma face quality issues, as well, as groundwater and surface water is tainted by livestock, rain runoff or naturally occurring pollutants such as arsenic. D.E. SMOOT - MUSKOGEE

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PART FOUR: The state's comprehensive water plan will tackle issues of growing demand, competing interests, vulnerability to drought and flooding, environmental protection and economic development when it is published in 2011. One key to the study will be what it says about regionalization and how communities should work together to build new facilities and plan for the future. JON KOCAN - STILLWATER

GRAPHIC: How much water Oklahoma is expected to use for agriculture, power, industry and household in the future. PAMELA GUMAER - ENID

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MULTIMEDIA: Geography has everything to do with how Oklahoma communities get their water and how much water is available to them. We visit places where the water flows, and places where it doesn't. JACLYN HOUGHTON - OKLAHOMA CITY


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