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About the Oklahoma Water Survey

The Oklahoma Water Survey serves as the focal point and catalyst for the University of Oklahoma’s wide and deep expertise in research, outreach, and education in water topics. With core foci in the areas of monitoring, outreach, research, and education, the mission of the Oklahoma Water Survey is to study the state’s water resources and to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate research-based information about the water issues facing our state to industry professionals, governments, students, researchers, businesses, organizations, teachers, citizens, and other interested stakeholders. The Oklahoma Water Survey is affiliated with four other natural-resource state surveys (Archeological, Biological, Climatological and Geological) as part of the new Corix Plains Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Why OKH2O?

The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing leadership to help solve the challenges facing our state's water resources. The Oklahoma Water Survey was created to assist the people of Oklahoma through dissemination of research-based information. OKH2O was born of these ideals, but is more than just a brand and the Oklahoma Water Survey is more than just a typical university water institute. OKH2O represents a desire and passion to do something every day to protect and enhance Oklahoma Water (OKH20), our state's most precious resource and all that it represents--environmentally, economically, and culturally--for all Oklahomans. 

What's New...

  • The Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available online at!
  • The New Data Portal: Centralized Water Data for the State Of Oklahoma!The Data Portal was established to guide users in retrieving water data for the state of Oklahoma. The Data Portal compiles data sources into one place for users to access. Each data type links to a list of multiple sources that describes each dataset and provides instructions on how to access those data. If you’re looking for other data that are not available on this Data Portal, please contact us to let us know what you need or how we may potentially help.
  • Over the Christmas break we added all the journal articles related to water in Oklahoma from 2017 that we could find through Google Scholar to our Twitter feed, so if you want to see what was happening in the world or research about Oklahoma Water, please check it out!  Be sure to go back and look at all the posts from December 28.  We will be continuing to post links to new journal articles as they come up.  

Access the Oklahoma Water Survey's new Data portal below: