Oklahoma City gets closer to water permit for lake
September 28, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A hearing examiner has determined that Oklahoma City is entitled to a permit for water from a reservoir in the southeastern part of the state.
The city seeks to take up to 115,000 acre feet (nearly 1.42 million cubic meters) of water annually from the Sardis Lake reservoir in the Kiamichi River basin, The Oklahoman reported . The reservoir impounds water from Jack Fork Creek, which is a tributary of the river.
The city plans to invest $1 billion in infrastructure upgrades to divert the water to Lake Stanley Draper.
Jim Couch, the city's manager, said the water will he...