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Effort to Repeal State Water Conservation Goal Dies, Might Be Revived Next Year

Oklahoma State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore.

The Water for 2060 Act has survived a repeal effort from Oklahoma State Representative Paul Wesselholft, R-Moore. Wesselhoft confirmed to StateImpact on Thursday that his repeal bill will not be voted on by the full House, even though it passed through the Administrative Rules and Government Oversight Committee by a 9-1 vote. The Water for 2060 Act [...]

Troubled Water: A Deep Dive Into Oklahoma’s Most Precious Resource

In January, Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner recorded its lowest lake level in its 66-year history.

In many ways, the history of Oklahoma is a story of water. Our geography is drawn by rivers and streams. And our cultural legacy is informed by drought. History, money and consumption have shaped Oklahoma water policy. Here’s a look at the role each part plays in the plan policymakers are writing to protect what former governor [...]

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