Secretary of Natural Resources Office

Clean Water Program

The Clean Water Program has completed baseline assessments for beneficial use determinations for nine streams (Barren Fork, Caney, Flint, Little Lee, Fourteen Mile, Sallisaw, Saline, Spring, and Spavinaw Creek) since its inception in 2002. A baseline assessment will be completed this year on Lake Hudson. The Clean Water Program will also be conducting a bacteriological and phosphorus study this year on Flint Creek. Presentations and sampling demonstrations have been taught at Sequoyah High School’s Environmental Class. Future plans are to consistently increase the baseline assessment monitoring program, to complete special monitoring projects where necessary as determined by baseline monitoring, to steadily increase our laboratory capabilities and to increase our outreach to the local schools.