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Commuters on the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City have seen road construction aggressively taking place.

The construction is part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) Driving Forward program. The Turner Turnpike is being widened to six lanes --  three lanes each direction. The result will be less congestion, improved safety and better traffic flow.

Several contractors on this project are working to finish the project expeditiously...

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TagsOklahoma, oklahoma turnpike authority, Transportation, road, highway, OTA,

Drought conditions generally deteriorated in the southwestern portion of the country but improved elsewhere. Last week saw several extremes, with historic late-season snow observed in the northern states, dry and windy weather in the south, and heavy showers across portions of the southern and eastern states.  

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the...

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

In the April 2018 Climate Prediction Center update, a transition from La Niña to ENSO-neutral is predicted to likely (greater than 50% chance) occur by May, with neutral conditions likely to continue through summer of 2018. Due to the lower prediction skills of the forecasts made during this time of year, predictions beyond summer of 2018 are highly uncertain. However, overall, the ocean and atmosphere system suggest the current La Niña pattern is continuing to weaken. To read more, click here...

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TagsLa Nina, Forecasts, Drought Outlook, Drought Maps, Climate,

We're excited about our 22 presentations at Texas Water. 

From asset management to wastewater collection to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and Booth 631.

See all of our presentations below by topic or ...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now requesting Letters of Interest for water infrastructure projects across the country for consideration under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program with as much as $5.5 billion in loans available. 

Those seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6.

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Note: This is the first part in a series. 

Securing a safe and reliable source of water is a primary goal for any municipality. This is especially so in Texas, which in recent years has experienced record-breaking droughts and population growth.

Currently, Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) population growth estimates predict an additional 12 million people in...

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced three opportunities for funding under the 2018 WaterSMART Program. 

Projects submitted for funding should seek quantifiable water savings and complement ongoing efforts to address water supply reliability and sustainability. The program is limited to projects located in the Western United States or United...

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TagsFunding, drinking water, water efficiency, Water conservation, water metering,

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is developing a State Flood Assessment and is soliciting feedback from communities on flood mitigation to compile this first-ever comprehensive report on flooding in Texas.

The goals of the ...

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