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Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 2

Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 2, 2014
Oklahoman Published: August 2, 2014
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Statewide

Rainfall rises in some areas

In looking back on July, the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network site at Clayton led the state with 11.3 inches of rainfall. Three Oklahoma City Mesonet stations recorded at least 9 inches of rainfall, although the official observing site at Will Rogers World Airport recorded only 4.18 inches of rain. As for severe weather, the month included a 106 mph wind gust recorded at the Burneyville Mesonet site late in the evening Wednesday.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Oklahoma City

Clean water meeting set

The Association of Clean Water Administrators will hold its annual meeting Sunday through Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel. It is the first time in its 53-year history to meet in Oklahoma City. Water directors from across the country will convene during Clean Water Appreciation Week to discuss issues that impact their states. The Environmental Protection Agency says Americans use 100 gallons of water per day. In most communities, there is a limited supply. The state Department of Environmental Quality encourages Oklahomans to use water wisely. Water conservation information is available at www.deq.state.ok.us/conservation/index.html.

FROM STAFF REPORTS