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Water Permitting

As the state's designated water management agency, the OWRB appropriates stream water and groundwater through water use permitting. Permits must be obtained from the OWRB for all uses of water in Oklahoma except domestic use. 

Beneficial use of water is a fundamental requirement in the administration of water rights. Beneficial uses include agriculture, irrigation, water supply, hydroelectric power generation, municipal, industrial, navigation, recreation, and fish and wildlife propagation.

Last Modified on Nov 12, 2023
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