Oklahoma Key Facts:
Water and Environment
- Oklahoma’s dam safety program has 5.35 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 848.4 state regulated dams.
- Oklahoma has 364 high hazard dams.
- 95% of the state regulated dams in Oklahoma have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Oklahoma’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $166,972.
- Oklahoma has reported $4.1 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Oklahoma has 8 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Oklahoma has approximately 129 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Oklahoma has reported $1.3 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 140 public-use airports in Oklahoma.
- 5,382 of the 23,781 bridges in Oklahoma (22.6%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 1,604 of the 23,781 bridges in Oklahoma (6.7%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Oklahoma received $69.7 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Oklahoma has 150 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 30th in the nation.
- Oklahoma’s ports handled 3.8 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 36th in the nation.
- Oklahoma has 19 freight railroads covering 3,273 miles across the state, ranking it 16th by mileage.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Oklahoma motorists $978 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $425 per motorist.
- 70% of Oklahoma’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
- Oklahoma has 113,325 public road miles.
- Oklahoma’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 12,698 per capita, ranking it 4th in the nation.
- Oklahoma’s gas tax of 17 cents per gallon has not been increased in 25 years.
- Oklahoma has 7,234 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Oklahoma has reported an unmet need of $6.4 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Oklahoma spent a total of $1.3 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Oklahoma schools have $2.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
- Oklahoma produces 6.969 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 15th.
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