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EPA grants to help with runoff pollution in Oklahoma waters

by Paul Monies Published: September 14, 2012
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The $2 million in grants will be used for four projects, Powell said. About $811,000 will go toward retention cells to reduce phosphorus and sediment in urban waterways. Another $640,000 will be used for riparian protection in the Eucha/Spavinaw watershed in northeastern Oklahoma.

Almost $432,000 will go to the priority watershed implementation projects for Eucha/Spavinaw, Illinois River and Honey Creek watersheds. The remaining $176,000 will be used for sediment and phosphorus load reduction and stream bank stabilization projects.

Apart from the special allocation announced Thursday, Oklahoma normally gets about $2.4 million in federal funding each year toward nonpoint source pollution mitigation, said Gayle Bartholomew, environmental grants manager for the office.

by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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