"A massive emergency response" is underway in North Texas, where tornadoes blew through Wednesday night, The Dallas Morning News says. A twister that hit Granbury, about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, left at least six people dead, more than 100 injured and even more homeless, The Associated Press adds.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Tarrant v. Herrmann, an Oklahoma-Texas water fight with national implications.
The justices grappled with the 30-year-old Red River Compact, and whether a region of Texas can reach across state lines to access water in southeastern Oklahoma.
The two states have different interpretations of some language in the agreement. The compact gives Oklahoma and Texas “equal rights” to some of the water in southeastern Oklahoma. But “equal rights” means different things to each state.
The Tarrant water case is deep, but StateImpact Oklahoma wants to be your Red River guide. They’ve assembled a visual map to help you wade through the key components of this important Supreme Court case.
In a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, an Oklahoma-Texas water case that experts say could have ripple effects on water-sharing agreements throughout the country. It's a complicated case, filled with disputes over geography, compact language, and questions of sovereignty.