Posted by: Bob Payne | August 24, 2011

Lawmakers in Oklahoma support water rights lawsuit by tribes

Two state lawmakers from Ada say they support the Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation in their water rights lawsuit against the state, Gov. Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and its members. The federal lawsuit, filed Thursday, seeks to stop the Water Resources Board from selling its water storage rights to Sardis Lake to the Oklahoma City Water Utility Trust. The trust is seeking a water-use permit that would grant it the right to annually withdraw water from the reservoir, which is located within the territories of both tribes.


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