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What laws govern your use of water? Who owns the water on your property? What is the water worth? Will the Legislature change the law and declare water a commodity?

What is the difference between ground water, stream water and lake water? Is each type of water governed by the same law?

Hydro politics or the politics of water  -- who makes the laws governing our water? The Federal government, the state Legislature, counties, cities and/or towns?

Who will be setting the policies regarding the use and sale of our water in the future? How can you be a part of the policy making process?

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The OKWaterLaw Bulletin Board is the place to find Regional and Local Meeeting announcements, Legislative Notices regarding Oklahoma Water Policy and Activities as well as other state and local functions you need to know about to stay informed.

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In addition, the library contains a Primer on Water Law.  You can learn how the law developed in the United States and the what current laws in Oklahoma mean for you.

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  • Are we running out of water?
  • What are your water rights?
  • Who is protecting your water rights?
  • Is your water safe to drink?
  • Is your neighbor taking your water?
  • What communities are you
    competing with for water?
  • Are your water prices going up?
  • Can the Oklahoma Legislature
    really pass a Comprehensive Water
    Plan that protects your water?
  • Will Texas figure out a way to
    get your water for free?


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