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The Thirst Wars Essay

  • Submitted by: ldg1961
  • on November 24, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,175 words

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                                                              Water & Power Project
                                            Adeva Hotz, Chance Berchenbriter, Linda Reed
                                                                      PHIL 2103                      
                                                          Brown, Lee

Water & Power Project

The lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations protecting their water rights  
To Sardis Lake, in Southeastern Oklahoma is a hot bed for controversy.   Many say the
"Thirst Wars" will be a defining issue of our times. (waterfuture.com)
This paper will speak as to why the lawsuit filed against the State of Oklahoma
Is relevant, along with the states position in overriding a 175-year old treaty.
  Finally, offer insight as to why a long-term comprehensive water plan should be the
objective. One that can benefit all of Oklahoma, rather than a select grouping.

Sardis Lake is a reservoir in Southeastern Oklahoma, renowned for its bass fishing, and
water activities. It is also a central focus of multiple lawsuits, as communities such
As Oklahoma City to Ft. Worth, fight over the water rights. (nytimes.com 2011)
The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations joined the fight this summer by filing its own
lawsuit, putting a hold on the states plans to transfer water out of Sardis Lake.   Gregory
Pile, Chief of the Choctaw nation states, "All of the water was controlled originally by
The Indian tribes in this area. When the water goes, so does your economy".
(waterfuture.com/Choctaw nation)
This is the main battleground as the tribes fight the water transfer. They also desire to be
recognized as joint owners in...

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