Watershed Upstream Flood Control
Oklahoma has 2,107 small watershed upstream flood control structures—more than any other state. Oklahoma has always been a leader in flood control, beginning with the construction of the first flood control dam in the nation in 1948, Cloud Creek Dam Number 1.
Read more on the Oklahoma Watershed Flood Control Program
Many of the earlier constructed flood control dams in the state were built with a designed 50-year life span. As of 2015, there were 1,100 dams (over one-half of the 2,107) that had reached the end of their 50-year life. Some dams need be rehabilitated to ensure they continue to function as they were designed and remain safe.
Read more on Watershed Flood Control Structure Rehabilitation
Watershed Fact Sheets
We maintain an online repository of fact sheets about the Small Watershed Upstream Flood Control Program in Oklahoma and about selected sites across the state. Follow the links below to learn more.
Living with Dams: Know Your Risks from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency