Making a Splash

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A Texas water corporation wants rights to Oklahoma's water, and they're willing to sue for it.

Last week the Tarrant Regional Water District that serves eleven counties in North Central Texas filed a suit to prevent the Oklahoma Water Resources Board from enforcing a moratorium that prevents out-of-state water sales.

On Tuesday the company set a hearing to make sure the water resources board took their permit application seriously. They want to pump water from Cache Creek in Cotton County, Beaver Creek in Jefferson County, and Kiamichi River in Choctaw County before it reaches the Red River and becomes too salty to drink.

They're asking for fifteen billion gallons of water a year. The hearing was canceled this morning after the resources board assured the company their permits will be considered.

The application is just on hold right now until officials get word from the Attorney General's Office and State Legislature on where to go from here.