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2017 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations                2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Session A

A Rare Uroglena Bloom in Beaver Lake, Arkansas, Spring 2015
Green & Hufhines

Role of Iron in Blue Green Algae
Lind, Dzialowski, & Jeyasingh

A new method to use benthic chlorophyll a for water quality assessment
Rogers, Storm, West, Dzialowski, & Henley

Water Quality Monitoring at the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge with Conservation Implications for Unionid Mussels
Fisher & Tackett

Evaluation of the Toxicity of an Effluent Entering the Deep Fork River, OK
Wang, Kunz, Steevens, Dunn, & Martinez

Nitrogen exports from turfgrasses: effects of water conservation practices
Fontanier

Nutrient Limitation in Oklahoma Reservoirs
Osburn, Dzialowski, Jeyasingh

Optimal WTR application rate to minimize phosphorus release from floodplain soils
Reavis & Haggard

Population dynamics of two aquatic invasive species in three neighboring Oklahoma reservoirs
Mausbach, Nikolai, Zamor, Townsend, & Dzialowski

Seasonal variation in stream metabolism in shaded and unshaded sand dominated streams of the southeastern Louisiana coastal plain
West

Session B

A Three-layer Steady-state Vertical Dissolved Oxygen Model In Grand Lake
Borsuah

Reliability of Water Quality and Landsat Data for the Development of Predictive Models for Grand Lake, Oklahoma
Mansaray

An Overview of the Ongoing Research in Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and its Watershed
Zamor

Crowds, Kayaks, and Canoes: Socio-Economic Preferences for Congestion on the Upper Illinois River
Boyer, Tong, Melstrom, & Sanders

Recreational Boating & Water Quality
Nikolai, Browning, Conrad, Zamor, & Townsend

Shawnee Twin Lakes Bathymetric Survey, 2016: Map report, data release, and web-mapping application
Ashworth, Smith, & Smith

Two Basin Research Program
Langston

Statewide Characterization of Oklahoma’s Major Aquifers
Belden, McCall, & Yepez

Central Arkansas Water: Why We Burn, Prescribed Fire as a Water Quality Management Tool
Easley

Modeling the Impacts of Future Flooding on Arcadia Lake Watershed Infrastructure
Moursy & Lampert

Increasing Water Yield by Removing Eastern Redcedar from Encroached Prairie
Will, Zou, Stebler, & Storm

Evaluating the Least Cost Selection of Agricultural Management Practices in the Fort Cobb Watershed
Rasoulzadeh, Stoecker, & Storm

Watershed and Water Quality Modeling to Support TMDL Determinations Lake Oologah
Stoddard

Derivation of Oklahoma’s Numeric Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Aquatic Life & Human Health
Veiga

Session C

Improving Modeling Practice to Improve Water Quality
Patterson

Reconstructing water quality conditions using Reservoir Limnology Theory: An empirical approach to phosphorus load reduction estimates in Beaver Lake, Arkansas
Rich

A limnologist’s approach to numerical lake modeling: A case study at Lake Wister, OK
Scott

Fine-Scale (HUC 12) Watershed Sampling to Complement or in Place of Watershed Modeling
Austin & Haggard

Learning from Recent Modeling Projects
Phillips & Patterson

Validation of the Oklahoma Rapid Assessment Method (OKRAM) in Depressional and Lacustrine Fringe Wetlands
Gallaway, Davis, Dvorett, & Tramell

Eufaula Wetland Park
McCormick

Managing Water Quality of Nursery Runoff Using Constructed Wetlands
McMaine

Stormwater Filter Additives: A Review and Critique
Montefiore, Vogel, & Brown

Putting a LID on Stormwater Pollution
Loudenback

Hydraulic and water quality analysis of an established bioretention cell using controlled flood testing
McLemore, Vogel, & Brown

2016 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations

Session A

Red Bayou Watershed Project: Putting Water Back Where it Belongs - Nichols

North Canadian River Restoration
- Besancon

The Perfect Storm: Zebra Mussels and Drought Lead City to Restore Reservoir - Root & Besancon

Algal Insight into North Texas Reservoirs - Ernst

Piloting a Decision Support Tool for Mapping Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms to Support Public Health and Resource Management - Torbick, Stoodley, Dzialowski, & Storm

Underwater Fish Monitoring with High Definition Sonar - Buzan & Labay

Synthesizing Our Current Understanding about the Effectiveness of Gear Types for Sampling Fish Populations - Hill, Mollenhauer, & Brewer

Learning Indigenous Culture for Sustainable Water Consumption: Eliciting Knowledge on Adaptation to Climate Change in Yunnan - Duan

Development of Water Quality Standards for Indirect Potable Reuse in Oklahoma - Porter

The Lower Cimarron Watershed under Changing Climate - Kharel, Zou, & Melstrom

A Three-Dimensional Lake Model to Support TMDL Development for Lake Wister - Scott, Grantz, & Patterson

Water Quality Response to Hypolimnetic Oxygenation at Lake Thunderbird - Koenig

OWRB Bathymetric Mapping Update
- Decker

Occupancy Modeling as a Tool to Delineate Invasive Species Distribution in Reservoir Riparian Areas - Johnson & Long

Distributions, Population Dynamics, and Ecological Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species in Grand Lake - Mausbach, Nikolai, Zamor, Townsend, & Dzialowski

Summary of Research at Oregon State University - Russell Doughty

Session B

Quantifying the Impact to Oklahoma's Waters from Oil and Gas Production - Brown & Ruiz

Updating the Chickasaw Wellhead Protection Plan - Dikes

A Simple Method for Estimating Drainage Through Long-Term Soil Moisture Monitoring - Wyatt, Ochsner, Fiebrich, & Neel

Wetlands Valuation and Management - Tramell

Development of a Reference Condition Candidate Pool for the Oxbows of Oklahoma - Miller

A New Poultry Farm BMP: The Phosphorus Removal Structure
- Payne, Vitale, McGrath, & Haak

OSU Extension Positive Impacts on the Illinois River Watershed - Bess

Censored Data May Obscure Low-range Nutrient Thresholds in Reservoirs - Grantz, Haggard, & Scott

Relationship Between Landsat 8 Spectral Reflectance and Chlorophyll-a in Grand Lake - Mansaray

Runoff Mechanisms Associated with Woody Plant Encroachment in the Mesic Grassland of Oklahoma - Qiao

Educating the Next Generation of Water Stewards - Beatty & Ivey

Stormwater Quality and Public Education - Hagen

The Making of a Blue Thumb Volunteer
- Leach

Blue Thumb Report on Baron Fork Creek
- Fulk, Fulk, Varner, & Varner

A Paired Watershed Approach to Evaluate Low Impact Development Practices on Stormwater Quality and Quantity
- Nairn, Holzbauer-Schweitzer, Berg-Mattson, & Rice

Effectiveness of Bioretention Cells for Removal of Pollutants from Stormwater in Oklahoma - McLemore, Vogel, Brown, & Kandel

Session C

From Drought to Flood...The Effects on Reservoir Water Quality - Owens

Reservoir Aging--A New Paradigm for Fisheries and Water Quality Management - Green

Characterizing Sediment-Water Nutrient Interaction Following an In-Lake Alum Treatment in a Shallow, Polymictic Reservoir - Patterson, Haggard, & Scott

The Value of Water
- Embry

Phosphorus in Streambanks: A Net Source of Phosphorus to Streams - Fox

Evaluating BMP Selection and Placement in Intermittent Channels in Fort Cobb Watershed
- Rasoulzadeh & Stoecker

So You Want to Be a Lab Rat? Foundations of Analytical Competency and Laboratory Accreditation - Franklin

Beyond Fecals: Advanced Analytical Techniques to Evaluate Hazardous Algal Blooms
- Danielson

Evaluation of a Commercial Fluorometer Probe for Rapid Assessment of Water Quality Trends Using Benthic Chlorophyll
- Rogers, Storm, West, Dzialowski, & Henley

Making the Case for Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Source Water Protection
- Wahlund

Assessing the Economic Basis for Forest Cover on Water Treatment Costs - Warziniack, Sham, Morgan, & Feferholtz

Source Water Protection Economic Feasibility Analysis for Beaver Water District, Arkansas
- Sham & Morgan

Valuing Aquatic Ecosystem Services: Applications to Recreational Fisheries in Oklahoma
- Melstrom

Valuing Our Natural Capital Assets - Easley

Recreation--Value to the Nation
- Henry

Estimating Lake Amenity Values to the Residential Homes on Grand Lake - Boyer, Ghimire, Shideler, & Melstrom

2015 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations               | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Session A

Update on GRDA’s Lake Water Quality Monitoring Program - Nikolai

New directions in bacterial management for Grand Lake’s swimming areas - Zamor

Restoration of Critical Stream Bank and Riparian Areas - Levesque

Machado Lake: Using Air to Treat the Water - Mello

The Role of Passive Treatment Technologies - Nairn

Fly Ash Amended Bioretention Cells to Remove Phosphorous from Stormwater - Brown

Tulsa Pervious Concrete Study - Vogel

Relationships between Raw and Finished Water Quality - Ernst

Taste and Odor Relationships in North Texas Reservoirs - Owens

Quarry Island Cove Nutrient Inactivation Project - Patterson

Crow Creek - Brannin

Friends of Bishop Creek - Chapman

Why Volunteers?? - Cheadle

Session B

Wetlands and Water Quality Standards, How They Interact - Childress

The What and Why of Weland Mapping and Assessment - Dvorett / Davis / Tramell

Wetlands Players Programs Prospects - Tramell

Federal Wetlands Perspective - Commer

Restored and Constructed Wetlands P and Sediment Removal - Patterson

Building a Wetland Program Tribal Perspective - Wiley

Shannon Wetland At Richland - Ernst

Effective Phosphorus Removal in Wetlands - Nairn

Investigating Potential Nutrient Impairment - Stine

Scientific Support for Dual Nutrient Criteria - Thompson

Load Estimation of Two Urban Reservoirs - Adams

Watershed, Hydrodynamic, Water Quality and Sediment Flux Modeling to Support TMDL Determinations Thunderbird - Stoddard

Threats to the Platte River Caddisfly An Endemic Semiterrestrial Insect - Hoback


Session C

National Soil Health Initiative - Alspach

Cropland Management - Alspach

Systems Based Approach to Managing Ag Watersheds - Glasgow

Soil Science - Scott

Integrating Soil Health Principles Into Water Quality Projects - Day

Programming Soil Toward Soil Health - Glasgow / Phillips

The Future of Watershed Management - Phillips

Quantifying The Importance of Streambed Erosion - Fox

Impact of Water Level and Climate Variation on Recreation Demand at Fort Cobb Reservoir - Boyer / Melstrom

Investigation and Monetary Valuation of a Mussel Kill - Dunn

Oklahoma Kill Response Management Team (OKRMT) - March

Investigating Fish Kills On The Salt Fork of the Arkansas River - Porter / Phillips

Biological Monitoring in Lakes - Chambers

What do we do with all this data??? - Day / Porter

Oklahoma’s Large River Sampling Program - Porter

Stream Bioassessment Program OCC - Tramell

Bioassessment - Wetlands Program - Tramell

Flow Regulation of the Upper Verdigris - Harjo

Floodplain Management Oklahoma - Stambaugh

Supporting Marinas and Protecting Waterways - Wilkens

2014 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations

Highlights of a pilot study to investigate aresnic in the Little River ... - Andrews

OK Rural Water Association - Anthony

A River Runs Thru It - Carnott

Oklahoma’s TMDL Program - Derichsweiler

Thermoconvective Mixing as a Possible Mechanism of the Transport of Tadte ... - Green

History of Cylindrospermopsis in a a Large Flood Control, Hydroelectric and Water ... - Green

Key Elements of Lake and Reservoir Water Quality - Green

Lake Bottom Sediments_ An Archive of Historical Human Activity and its Environmental Effects - Juracek

Floating Wetlands in Eucha Lake_What are the Good for - Koenig

Educating & Inspring the Next Generation to Protect Our Water - McAffrey Prior

SUCCESS STORY_ 20 Years of Hypolimnetic Oxygenation of a Reservoir - Mello

USING SWAT TO ENHANCE WATERSHED-BASED PLANS IN THE KE EUCHA-SPAVINAW ... - Mittelstet

Oklahoma Conservation Commission 2014 Monitoring Update - Ramming

How are modelers like your TV cable provider - Scott

The Role of American Water Willow in Mediating Juvenile Largemouth Bass Survival and ...r - Stahr

Lake Managers Perspective_Harmful Algal Blooms - Townsend

DEVELOPMENT of OKLAHOMA’S Wetland Water Qulaity Standards - A Stakeholder Process - Veiga

Hydrogeomorphic Wetland Assessment of The Lowlands of Eastern Oklahoma - Walters

Rapid fish assemblage recovery following an ecosystem disruptive bloom of golden algae ... - Zamor

Known Locations of Groundwater Contamination Across the State - Billingsley

Beneficial Use Monitoring Program - Blocker-Wilson

Potential vegetation criteria for reference-quality wetlands in Oklahoma - Bried

Setting Water Quality Standards - Childress

Historical Overview of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Oklahoma 1996-present - Clyde

Lake Frances_How Much Alum is Enough - Corral

Critical Thermal Maximum of of Stream Fishes from the Arbuckle Mountains Ecoregion - Farless

Estimating Sediment and Phosphorus Loads from Streambanks in the Barren Fork... - Fox

Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy Revision - Howery

FISH ATTRACTOR-BREAKWATERS Fish Habitat and Reduce Turbidity at Lake Wister - James

Dredging Management in Grand Lake O'the Cherokees, OK - Nikolai

Partial Aeration of Large Water Supply Reservoirs - Owens

Redesigning Reservoir Ecosystems - Patterson

XYZ and 303D_examining Trends in 303d Listings - Phillips

The Grand River Dam Authority & The Great Grand Lake Algae Bloom of 2011 - Townsend

INCORPORTATING WETLAND RESOURCES In Watershed Planning Efforts in OK - Trammell

HAB Risk and Response DEQ's Role - Wright

Water for 2060 and Beyond - Smithee

Development of and Instream Flow Methodology for Oklahoma - Smithee

Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment Program - Beldon

Synthesizing Ecohydrology Models as a Management Tool for Landscape Conservation - Brewer

Evaluating the Efficiency of a Collection Device for Densities of Early Life Stages of Smallmouth Bass - Burroughs

LAKE BENEFICIAL USE MONITORING - Chambers

Restoring Water Quality in an Urban_Urbanizing Watershed - Derichsweiler

Development of Landscape GIS Models for the Prediction of Wetland Condition - Dzialowski

Water Quality and Quantity Risks of High-Severity Fire for Drinking Water Reservoirs - Hallgren

Watershed Management_ Perspectives and Programs - Kloxin

Adaptive Management for Low Dissolved Oxygen in the Grand and Hudson Lake Tailraces - Phillips

Cyanobacteria_ AKA Blue-Green Algae_ What We Know About Exposures and Health Effects - Lynch

Linking fish species through common traits to optimize stream moniring protocols - Mollenhauer

New Futures for Lake Frances_ Ecological Design Opportunities - Patterson

Implementation of OK's Probabilistic Survey Design for Surface Waters - Porter

Bacterial Assessment of Applied Treated Effluent from Wastewater Systems - Stambaugh

Applications of Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management - Taghvaeian

HAZARDOUS ALGAL BLOOMS_ODEQs Perspective - Vord Dan

Facts About Blue Green Algae on the OK Tourism Page - Cauthron

Survey And Status of the Two Federally Listed Oklahoma Fish - Ray


2013 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations

Oklahoma Water History, Drought, and Current Trends in Water Supply - Senour

Analysis of Chlorophyll-a collected in the Illinois River Watershed from 1996-2003 - BAndrews

Red River Fish Kills - BFurneaux

Developing a Statewide Monitoring Strategy For Oxbows in Oklahoma - DDvorett

The interrelated conditions of wq and quantity: An example from the lower Illinois River. - JBurroughs

Preliminary Results of Fish Community Structure Post 2011 Drought at Great Salt Plains Lake - ECartabiano

Geospatial assessment of invasive Bighead carp in Oklahoma reservoirs - DShoup&JLong

22 Years of Hypolimentic Aeration: The Saint Paul Water Supply Experience - RScharf

Hypolimnetic Oxidation System Performance Lath Thunderbird 2010 - 2012 - PKoenig

Constructed Floating Wetland Ecological Processes - SPatterson

Predictable Turbidity Reduction in Construction Site Runoof Using Liquid Flocculant - JVogel

Water Soluble Nutrient Efflux In Tallgrass Prairie in Response to Pyric Herbivory - AWest

Finding the known and unknown, plant waterborne virus in Oklahoma water - JDaniels

Environmental Problem Solving… The Role of Lateral Thinking - RWest

City of Stillwater - Babcock Basi - Design Phase - EStevens & CWhittenburg

Tulsa Area Rain Garden Project: - KGustavson

Proactive Landscape Design Addressing Water Quality in Lake Thunderbird Watershed - BFrost

Natural Stream Bank Restoration and Habitat Enhancement - JFleming

Reducing the Impact of NPS Through the Establishment of Floating Wetlands - DMartin

Initial Results of Paired Watershed Analysis for Honey Creek - SDay

Turbidity-Induced Changes in Prey Selection by Largemouth Bass - DShoup

Factors Affecting Selection of Nesting Habitat by Bluegills Within a Natural Lake - KStahr

Conservation implications of shrinking distributions: An example using Arkansas River shiner - Brewer

Mudbug digging Performance: Effects of Increased Deposited Sediment and Water Withdrawals - JDyer

Assessing Ecological Disease Through Macroinvertebrates as Stream Health Indicators - MGlover

Potential effects of zebra mussels in Lake Texoma, a large subtropical reservoir - THallidayschult

2012 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations

Adaptive Management Low D.O. in Grand & Hudson Tailrace - L Phillips 13MB

Blue-green Blooms, Tastes, Odors, Toxins, USGS - J Graham; K Loftin

Emerging Contaminants In Streams - W J Andrews

EPA National Numeric Nutrient Criteria Program - M Biera

Flint Creek Blue Thumb - D Magee 12MB

Grand Lake and Harmful Algae Blooms - 2011 9MB

HAB Collection and Analysis; DEQ - E Vorderl C Danialson 24MB

HAB Risk and Response DEQ Perspective - J Wright

How To Develop A Successful Watershed Cleanup - K Miles3 7MB

Long-term Turbidity Patterns at Wister Lake - S Patterson 14MB

Nitrogen Retention Denitrification Efficiency in Reservoirs - E Grantz; J Scott

Nutrient Thresholds with Sestonic Chl-a in the Red River Basin - B Haggard; T Scott

Oklahoma Photography 23MB

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers P Criteria - J Childress

Phosphorus Availability Leaf Species Affect Litter - E Scott BBaker

Permitting Discharges from Pesitcide Application - EPA J Faulk

Probabailistic Vs Fixed Site Monitoring - OCC

Spatiotemporal Variation Algal Nutrient Limitation Grand Lake - S Nikolai

Survivability of Prestige Buffalograss Green Roofs in Oklahoma Summer Climate - K Beitz

USACE Response Public Perception To Blue-green Algae at Lake Texoma - J Custer


2011 Annual OCLWA Conference Presentations

at the 2011 Conference

1. Habitat Enhancement of Spillway Creek

2. Reduction of Nonpoint Source Run-off in the Illinois River Watershed...

3. Modification of the Use Support Assessment Protocol for DO in OK Lakes

4. Storm Water Quality Management - City of Oklahoma City

5. Nutrient TMDLs for Sensitive Water Supply Reservoirs

6. D.O. Monitoring For the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)

7. PLAYHARD - Blue Thumb

8. Evaluating the Effectes of Changes in Recreation and Electricity Values on Lake Tenkiller Water Levels

9. Best Management Practices to Minimize Nutrient Losses from Manured Fields

at the 2011 Conference 10. Lake Lawtonka: Upwelling Anomalies and Related Fish Kills

11. Filtering phosphorus out of surface runoof with a phosphorus removal structure

12. Progress on a Passive System for Turbidity Control in Construction Site Runoff

13. Strembank Seeps from Preferential Flow Pathways in Alluvial Floodplains

14. Oklahoma Carbon Program

15. Estimation of Surface Runoff Area Effected by Riparian Buffers in the Illinois River Watershed

16. Blue Thumb

17. Reversing the Irreversible? Passive Treatment of Mine Waters at the Tar Creek Superfund Site


18. Statewide Water Quality Trend Analyses for Inclusion in the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan

19. Using DNA to Track Golden Algae Across Oklahoma




















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