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A Basis in Sound Science

"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."

J.D. Strong
Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

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"It's only through unity and cooperation that our vital water resources can be preserved, protected, and developed in ways necessary to support and protect the needs of all stakeholders, now and in the future."

Governor Bill Anoatubby

Chickasaw Nation