An Oklahoma Water Policy Primer – Debates from 2010 and 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials from the state of Oklahoma and tribal nations with headquarters located in the state will discuss details of a reported water agreement today (Thursday, August 11) at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in MidTown Oklahoma City. 
Here are links to several news stories from 2010 and 2011, posted at, which focused on issues raised in competing water claims of the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation,  and the state of Oklahoma – concerning water rights, including Oklahoma City’s use of water from Sardis Lake.

Chickasaw and Choctaw assert rights to city water pipeline, competing parties ignore Caddo rights

Kris Steele: Caddo aboriginal rights ‘something to be considered’ in development of water policy

Fallin says Caddo will play an important role in water discussions – she is ‘committed to working with them’

Caddo Nation of Oklahoma aboriginal rights to water predate Choctaw and Chickasaw treat rights

Oklahoma Comprehensive water plan: The end of the beginning

As water issues loom large, an Indian Country voice reflects on News Media Relations
11-Apil 2011

Coffee, Benge comment on this week’s water controversy

Water supply adequate to support sales, tribal analysis concluded