Red River Compact

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma / NPR

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.

U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of Oklahoma and against a Texas water district wanting to purchase water from Oklahoma. The justices ruled that the Red River Compact "creates no cross-border rights in Texas."