Oklahoma water sought by Texas district

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. -- A Texas water district is filing an application with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for more than 37 billion gallons of Oklahoma water each year.

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District in the Dallas area is asking for water from the Boggy Creek Basin in Choctaw County and from the Kiamichi River near Hugo Lake.

The application asks for the water before it reaches the Red River where it becomes too salty to use as drinking water without expensive treatment.

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  • by Tim Location: Texas on Nov 9, 2007 at 05:32 PM
    Hey they even canibalize their own. Just look at what North Texas Mun. Water District is doing to Fannin county. Pretty soon there won't be anything living there but ducks on Dallas water reservoirs and the politicians that supported them.
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Nov 9, 2007 at 04:35 PM
    I hope the Oklahoma Water Resources Board turns down these greedy Texans application. I would rather have these Texans go thirsty than to see these greedy rich people from the Dallas area water their lawns with our water! Let them get their water from Mexico!
  • by Ben Location: Oklahoma on Nov 9, 2007 at 03:29 PM
    Let George Bush create Texas some water. Everybody in Texas seems to think he is God! :-)
  • by Proud Okie Location: Choctaw County Oklahoma on Nov 9, 2007 at 01:37 PM
    Get water from somewhere else. Texans come to Oklahoma and abuse our people and laws not to mention our natural resources. We don't want them here and we don't want to sell them water. If by chance Oklahoma does decide to sell water to Texas, I hope the price is exorbitant. Maybe then Texans will come down from their ivory towers and show a little respect for others.
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