The recently completed study did not “simulate effects from a predictive climate model,” so recharge was held constant “at the average flux for each cell that was specified for the 1987-2009 time period,” as stated in the report.
Climate is a factor, however, and with much of the Oklahoma continuing to experience drought, the state plan can’t come into play soon enough.
“Drought is continuing to intensify over Oklahoma,” John Harrington, division director of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments’ Water Resources Division, reported.
Harrington said this year has been shaping up as central Oklahoma’s second driest winter on record.
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