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Red River Compact

 

 

 

In 1955, Congress authorized Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to begin negotiating a compact to resolve and prevent disputes over waters of the Red River Basin that are shared between the four states, and to assure that each state received adequate water from the basin.   In 1978, after 23 years of negotiations, the Compact was signed by the member states and was later approved by Congress.

These materials document the negotiations leading to the signing of the Compact, as well as the history of the Red River Compact Commission, which oversees the Compact and enforces its terms. The collection is managed jointly by the Office of Library Resources at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.



 
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