water http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Drought Easing In The West, Intensifying In The East http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-drought-easing-west-intensifying-east <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">All the recent wet weather in western Oklahoma has put a big dent in the severity of the ongoing drought there.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:08:00 +0000 Logan Layden 32831 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Drought Easing In The West, Intensifying In The East Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water http://kgou.org/post/why-norman-only-oklahoma-town-where-citizens-control-price-water <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 is the&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/06/19/normans-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-on-oklahoma-citys-pipelines/" 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">only city in Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;where utility rates are determined by a vote of the peopl Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:36:00 +0000 Logan Layden 32131 at http://kgou.org Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water Study: Climate Change Challenges Oklahoma’s Temperature-Sensitive Economy http://kgou.org/post/study-climate-change-challenges-oklahoma-s-temperature-sensitive-economy-0 <p>Future temperature changes pose serious risks to the climate-sensitive agricultural and energy industries in Oklahoma and other Great Plains states, a new study on the business and economic effects of climate change concludes.</p><p></p><p><iframe height="450" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/06/ok-avgsumtemp.gif" width="590"></iframe></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:31 +0000 Joe Wertz 32125 at http://kgou.org Norman Voters Will Still Decide Water Rates As Charter Change Gets Rejected http://kgou.org/post/norman-voters-will-still-decide-water-rates-charter-change-gets-rejected <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 is the only city in Oklahoma where water rate increases require a vote of the public. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Logan Layden 31656 at http://kgou.org Norman Voters Will Still Decide Water Rates As Charter Change Gets Rejected Norman’s Choice: Wastewater Reuse Or Reliance On Oklahoma City’s Pipelines http://kgou.org/post/norman-s-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-oklahoma-city-s-pipelines <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);">Oklahoma’s third largest city is at a water crossroads.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Logan Layden 31651 at http://kgou.org Norman’s Choice: Wastewater Reuse Or Reliance On Oklahoma City’s Pipelines The Unique Way Norman Sets Its Water, Sewer Rates Could Be Changing http://kgou.org/post/unique-way-norman-sets-its-water-sewer-rates-could-be-changing <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 is the&nbsp;<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;" title="StateImpactLink">only city in Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;that requires water rate increases to be approved through a vote of Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:03:01 +0000 Logan Layden 31499 at http://kgou.org The Unique Way Norman Sets Its Water, Sewer Rates Could Be Changing Weakening Drought And Industry Trends Raise Hopes For Cattle Herd Rebound http://kgou.org/post/weakening-drought-and-industry-trends-raise-hopes-cattle-herd-rebound <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);">With&nbsp;<a href="http://kwgs.org/post/drought-conditions-ease-oklahoma" 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="KWGSLink">drought in retreat</a>&nbsp;— at least for the moment — the U.S. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:08:12 +0000 Logan Layden 31276 at http://kgou.org Weakening Drought And Industry Trends Raise Hopes For Cattle Herd Rebound Norman Narrows Its Options For How To Have Enough Water in 2060 http://kgou.org/post/norman-narrows-its-options-how-have-enough-water-2060 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">At a public meeting on Tuesday, residents in Norman — where the water system is stressed due to population growth and age, and drought has taken a toll on already troubled Lake Thunderbird — heard about the city’s two options for water sustainability through 2060.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:54:55 +0000 Logan Layden 30690 at http://kgou.org Norman Narrows Its Options For How To Have Enough Water in 2060 What Became Of The Bills StateImpact Followed This Legislative Session? http://kgou.org/post/what-became-bills-stateimpact-followed-legislative-session <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);">From the start of the legislative session on February 3rd, StateImpact Oklahoma had its eye on what was sure to be a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=HB2562" 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="LegLink">heated issue</a>: the coming expiration of a tax credit fo Thu, 29 May 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Logan Layden 30257 at http://kgou.org What Became Of The Bills StateImpact Followed This Legislative Session? 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