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Oklahoma's highest court to consider tribal water use case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court will consider whether a tribal water rights case should be resolved by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

Citing treaties, the Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation are claiming ownership over Sardis Lake. The tribes filed a lawsuit in federal court to determine their rights.

The state, however, wants the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to resolve the dispute. A hearing will take place April 19.

Get the Story:
Oklahoma Supreme Court sets April 19 water hearing (AP 2/20)

An Opinion:
Editorial: Oklahoma water rights lawsuit may be costly in more ways than one (The Oklahoman 2/19)

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