"We started these discussions and negotiations five years ago knowing full well that science and data were going to have to drive the decisions that we make. It's not an exaggeration to say that we assembled the best and brightest scientists, engineers, modelers, hydrologists, with which to build the data and information that we needed to make decisions about the long term management of the water resources of Southeast Oklahoma. It was sound science, the best science that we could assemble that drove the decisions that we made."
Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board
"Absent this agreement, existing water rights for urban, agricultural, industrial, and development for future uses and needs would remain uncertain. When finalized, the agreement will protect existing rights and provide certainty for the development of future uses both in and outside southeastern Oklahoma."
Attorney General Scott Pruitt
State of Oklahoma