State planning to sell off S.E. OK. water rights
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#1 Aug 31, 2010
I have read there is a possibility that the state is in the future going to sell the water rights to a texas city. Did you fiolks know that the Ogallala Aquifier is slowly running out of water in west texas. And if that is so you have a pot of gold in your hands. Instead of oil it is water that will bring the corporations to S.E. Oklahoma in the future, for one thing you have plenty of: WATER. As time goes by water will be the most sought after product needed and wanted. You just can not survie with out water. that is one reason cities sprang up along rivers and other sources of water. You have aproduct in S.E. Oklahoma that will be one of the most sought after products and that is water. That is one of the main reasons that Weyhauser located a paper mill in Valliant Oklahoma: WATER. And the reason that in the future others will be relocating in S.E. Oklahoma. Folks you have something everyone wants but not what everyone has: WATER. Why even farmers will be reloacting to where they can get irrigation water in the near future as their regular source of water dries up as it is doing in west texas. You hVE A GOLD MINE IN THOSE RIVERS, LIGUID GOLD THAT IS.
#2 Sep 6, 2011
I was in Broken Bow over Labor Day weekend fishing and spending time with my family. While visiting a local fishing shop, we were asked if we would like to sign a petition to prevent the sale of water rights.
Not sure what folks don't understand about this. No water in the Broken Bow dam would devastate the entire tourist industry that brings people to this region. Fishermen, boaters, campers, hikers, and site seers would be gone.
I live in Texas, but visit the Broken Bow area every chance we get because of its unique beauty and the amazing trout fishing.
#3 Sep 15, 2011
I fully agree with Pappy about water being an essential to industrial and business growth in McCurtain Co. It is also a must for our growing tourism in the area. Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park are jewels that would be severely damaged by a loss of water. NO TO WATER SELLS OUT OF S.E. OKLAHOMA !!!
#4 May 29, 2012
Texas sure doesnt need it since DFW and Houston sell their water to WalMart to be bottled.
#5 May 29, 2012
Everyone wants SEOK water! This is to include but not limited to OKC, of which has enough water by their own stats to last 20 years. Tourism, land values, jobs will fade away as the water is moved from our area. Some say we have a surplus of water and itis going to waste as it leaves here and flows into the Red River....Well where will that water be drawn if we have a sale contract we are obligated to fulfill?? It will come from our PRIZED BROKEN BOW LAKE! Texas and Western Ok did not give us their oil!!
I'm for prosperity coming to our people, we could not get enough money ina water sale torecoup the benefit it would have to SE OK!
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