Study on the Redistribution and Selling of Excess Water


(Senate Interim Study 17-6)



SUBJECT:                       First Meeting

MEETING DATE:              Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MEETING TIME:               9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION:                      Room 535, State Capitol Building




1.        9:00 - 9:10          Welcome and Introductions - Senator Dave Rader;

9:10 - 9:35          Availability of water to Oklahoma communities and for out-of-state sale

                          Kent Wilkins, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

           9:35 - 9:50          Background of Red River Compact

                                    Senator Brian Crain, Former Co-Chair of Joint Legislative Water Study

           9:50 - 10:15        Agreement with the State of Oklahoma

                                    Duane Smith, Chickasaw Nation

           10:15 - 10:30       Agreement with the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations

                                    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter

           10:30 11:00      Potential Cost of Pipeline

                                    Tricia Hatley and Michael Reedy, Freese and Nichols Engineering

           11:00 11:30      Conclusion and Questions - Senator Dave Rader


2.         Other Business.


Natural Resources & Regulatory Services Subcommittee of the Senate

Appropriations Committee Members:

Senator Eddie Fields, Subcommittee Chair

Senator Darcy Jech, Vice Chair

Senator Randy Bass

Senator Chris Kidd

Senator James Leewright

Senator Marty Quinn

Senator Dave Rader


Senate Staff:

Quinten Dilbeck Fiscal Analyst

Cate Brantley, Legislative Analyst

Lori Block, Attorney

Liz Park-Capron, Administrative Assistant




October 11, 2017