Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Texas and Oklahoma Strike Water Deal

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin have signed an agreement concerning LakeTexoma waters.

The memorandum of understanding signed by the governors allows usage and pumping of water from the Texoma watershed. These water rights came under contention as part of the Red River Water Compact. The compact and water usage were the subject of a US Federal Court Case. The case went to the US Supreme Court who unanimously ruled in favor of Oklahoma.

This agreement specifically addresses Lake Texoma, which resides on both sides of the state border.

Gov. Perry made the following comments regarding the agreement:

"Water is an important resource for families and businesses on both sides of the Texas-Oklahoma border. I'm pleased Gov. Fallin and I have reached an agreement that is appropriate for both of our states moving forward."
For the full memorandum, please visit this link.