Sardis Lake http://kgou.org en The Fight For Southeast Oklahoma Water Has 19th Century Roots http://kgou.org/post/fight-southeast-oklahoma-water-has-19th-century-roots <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">When Oklahoma City decided to build a pipeline that would eventually carry water from Sardis Lake, in southeast Oklahoma, to the city, the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/05/20/fifth-stay-expected-as-state-and-tribal-governments-water-lawsuit-continues/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpact Link">filed suit</a>&nbsp;in federal court saying pretty much all of the water in that part of the state belongs to them.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">That was in 2011. The parties have been negotiating outside of court since early 2012, and the case was&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/09/17/state-tribes-want-more-time-to-figure-out-who-controls-southeast-oklahoma-water/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpact Link">stayed for a sixth time</a>&nbsp;Sept. 17.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:55:53 +0000 Logan Layden 13828 at http://kgou.org The Fight For Southeast Oklahoma Water Has 19th Century Roots State, Tribes Want More Time to Figure Out Who Controls Southeast Oklahoma Water http://kgou.org/post/state-tribes-want-more-time-figure-out-who-controls-southeast-oklahoma-water <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/07/08/state-and-tribes-still-wrestling-over-water-rights-in-oklahoma/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">sued the&nbsp;state</a>&nbsp;more than two years ago to stop Oklahoma’s City Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Logan Layden 13752 at http://kgou.org State, Tribes Want More Time to Figure Out Who Controls Southeast Oklahoma Water OKC’s Tab For Tapping Sardis Water Could Be $1 Billion http://kgou.org/post/okc-s-tab-tapping-sardis-water-could-be-1-billion <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:31:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 11511 at http://kgou.org OKC’s Tab For Tapping Sardis Water Could Be $1 Billion State and Tribes Still Wrestling Over Water Rights in Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/state-and-tribes-still-wrestling-over-water-rights-oklahoma <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">While the State of Oklahoma won the Supreme Court Water War with Texas, its in-state skirmish is still simmering.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:57:49 +0000 Joe Wertz 9191 at http://kgou.org State and Tribes Still Wrestling Over Water Rights in Oklahoma