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About Oklahoma Water Resources Board

The OWRB’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for Oklahomans by managing and improving the state’s water resources to ensure clean and reliable water supplies, a strong economy, and a safe and healthy environment. As the state’s water agency, we resolve Oklahoma’s increasingly complex water issues through leadership, innovation, and sound science. We partner with citizens and other stakeholders in planning and balancing multifaceted, long-range water needs. We strive to be the recognized experts in our field and known for our exemplary service to the public.

Our primary duties and responsibilities include water use appropriation and permitting, water quality monitoring and standards, financial assistance for water/wastewater systems, dam safety, floodplain management, water supply planning, technical studies and research, and water resource mapping.

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