Texas Water
2:17 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Okla. tribal rights could figure into Red River future

The water rights of Native American nations in Oklahoma are based on decades-old agreements that haven't been quantified. How Oklahoma interprets those rights could affect water available to Texas and other states in the Red River Compact.

Tribal water rights in Oklahoma will be defined more clearly in coming years - with possible implications for Texas and other states in the Red River Compact. OU law professor Taiawagi Helton explains. (Mark Haslett/KETR)

Here's a simplified map illustrating tribal regions in Oklahoma.