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Amy Ford, President CPASA, Water Town Hall, 5/19/12

Amy Ford, President CPASA, Water Town Hall, 5/19/12

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  • 1. Amy Anne Ford, President Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer (CPASA)CPASA, TOWN HALL MEETING, MAY 3rd, 2012
  • 2. The birthplace of our water supply
  • 3. City of Ada Tupelo PWACity of Ardmore West DavisCity of Durant Town of Ratliff CityCity of Sulphur RoffCity of Tishomingo DoughertyCity of Wynnewood Mill Creek
  • 4. Bryan Co. RWD #2 Pontotoc Co. RWDBryan Co. RWD #5 #9Garvin Co. RWD #6 Buckhorn RWDJohnston Co. RWD #3 SouthernMurray Co. RWD #1 Oklahoma Water Corp.Pontotoc Co. RWD #7 Tupelo PWAPontotoc Co. RWD #8
  • 5. Turner Falls Falls Creek Baptist CampChickasaw National Recreation Area Slipper Falls Boy Scout CampBlue River Hunting and Fishing Area
  • 6. Background • Designated in 1989 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Sole Source Aquifer • The "sole or principal” source of drinking water for an area • No viable alternative water source
  • 7. How it all started…… In 2002, large landowners over the Arbuckle submitted an application for a groundwater permit to the OWRB for 80,000 acre-feet per year Plan to construct $200 Million pipeline to supply water to a group of communities in central Oklahoma
  • 8. Passed by the legislature in 2003 Only applicable to a Sole Source Aquifer (i.e. the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer) For the first time in Oklahoma law – Recognized the interconnection between groundwater and surface water (Impact of groundwater withdrawals on streams and springs)
  • 9. Continued……Most importantly, Required a comprehensive study be conducted to determine the Maximum Annual Yield (MAY)
  • 10. Continued…… Comprehensive Study The Oklahoma Water Resource Board U.S. Geological Survey The University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State University The Bureau of Reclamation 5 Year and $5 Million dollars plus Maximum Annual Yield has been determined