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Press Release
September 17, 2015

Annual Meeting of the AR-OK Arkansas River Compact Commission Set for September 24

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission will be held at 9:00a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015, in the Cherokee Meeting Room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 2142 Mahaney Avenue, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464.

Preceding the full annual meeting on the afternoon of September 23, 2015, the Compact's Committees will meet as follows:

  • 2:30 p.m. - Environmental and Natural Resources Committee
  • 3:30 p.m. - Legal Committee
  • As needed - Engineering Committee and Budget Committee

Oklahoma is a party to four separate interstate stream compacts involving all the surface waters in that flow into or out of Oklahoma. The others include the Canadian River Compact among New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma; the Arkansas River Basin Compact between Kansas and Oklahoma; and the Red River Compact among Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information regarding Oklahoma's interstate stream compacts, visit: https://www.owrb.ok.gov/supply/compacts/compacts.php

To view a map, visit: https://www.owrb.ok.gov/maps/pdf_map/OK_Interstate_Compacts.pdf

Since 1983, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board has approved over $3.2 billion in loans and grants for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Oklahoma.

J.D. Strong, executive director of the OWRB, and Scott Thompson, executive director of the ODEQ, express their sincere appreciation to State Senator Susan Paddack and State Representative Todd Thomsen for their support of the DWSRF program.

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