Oklahoma Key Facts:
How is Oklahoma’s Infrastructure Doing?
- Oklahoma’s dam safety program has 4 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 1148 state regulated dams.
- Oklahoma has 336 high hazard dams.
- 98% of the state regulated dams in Oklahoma have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Oklahoma’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $196,062.
- Oklahoma has reported $6.5 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.
- 4,227 of the 22,912 bridges in Oklahoma (18.4%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 1,601 of the 22,912 bridges in Oklahoma (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 6.1 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 37th in the nation.
- Oklahoma has 19 freight railroads covering 3,273 miles across the state, ranking it 16th by mileage.
- Oklahoma has 112,821 miles of public roads.
- Oklahoma has 9,353 miles of major roads, 18% of which are in poor condition.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Oklahoma motorists $1.5 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $626.31 per motorist.
- Oklahoma has 6.8 million 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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