Red River Compact

Texas Water
2:17 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Okla. tribal rights could figure into Red River future

Just north of Lamar County, Texas, the Kiamichi River feeds Hugo Lake before flowing into Red River.
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.

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Texas Water
5:24 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Supreme Court rules against Tarrant in water case

The Red River Compact governs water use among the four states that share the basin.
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."

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