lake thunderbird http://kgou.org en Norman Lawmakers Push Wastewater Reuse In Search For Long-Term Water Fix http://kgou.org/post/norman-lawmakers-push-wastewater-reuse-search-long-term-water-fix <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Norman’s water problems are well documented. From&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/01/02/congress-puts-lake-thunderbird-on-life-support-as-water-levels-plummet/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">dwindling supplies</a>&nbsp;at Lake Thunderbird — the city’s&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/tag/lake-thunderbird/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">deeply troubled</a>&nbsp;main source of water — to an<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/04/16/oks-largest-water-loan-goes-to-norman-to-fix-stressed-stinky-treatment-plant/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">overstressed</a><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/04/16/oks-largest-water-loan-goes-to-norman-to-fix-stressed-stinky-treatment-plant/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink"> and aging</a>&nbsp;water treatment plant. Not to mention the outcry over the use of drinking water&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/05/02/norman-moving-quickly-to-hike-rates-for-drillers-using-drinking-water/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">to drill an oil well</a>&nbsp;with the public under mandatory conservation rules.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Logan Layden 29711 at http://kgou.org Norman Lawmakers Push Wastewater Reuse In Search For Long-Term Water Fix Plan To Clean Up Dirty Lake Thunderbird Calls For Pollution Cuts In Three Cities http://kgou.org/post/plan-clean-dirty-lake-thunderbird-calls-pollution-cuts-three-cities <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Moore, Norman and Oklahoma City are the primary polluters of Lake Thunderbird, a sensitive drinking water source classified as “impaired” by the Environmental Protection Agency, new data show.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:06:03 +0000 Joe Wertz 10262 at http://kgou.org Plan To Clean Up Dirty Lake Thunderbird Calls For Pollution Cuts In Three Cities "People Should Be Worried": Combatting Norman's Water Problem http://kgou.org/post/people-should-be-worried-combatting-normans-water-problem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A growth in demand and decline in supply has made water the most valuable resource in Norman and perhaps even in the state. Legislators, city officials and scientists are working to create comprehensive plans to create water sustainability. Lake Thunderbird is a major water source for Norman and surrounding cities. Officials say if they don’t find a solution soon, water may become a scarce resource.</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:16:40 +0000 Ajinur Setiwaldi 2694 at http://kgou.org "People Should Be Worried": Combatting Norman's Water Problem Assignment: Radio March 24, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/assignment-radio-march-24-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each week, <em>Assignment: Radio</em> brings you stories on a different theme. Last time we took you to some interesting events in the community. This week, we focus on hard news topics like environmental conservation and the drug war.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:53:48 +0000 Meredith Everitt 2554 at http://kgou.org Assignment: Radio March 24, 2013