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Arkansas River Basin Compact

The Arkansas River Basin Compact of 1970 promotes interstate comity between the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma by providing for an equitable apportionment of the waters of the Arkansas River between the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma and to promote the orderly development thereof; provides an agency for administering the water apportionment agreed to herein; encourages the maintenance of an active pollution abate- ment program in each of the two states and to seek the further reduction of both natural and man-made pollution in the waters of the Arkansas River Basin; and facilitates the cooperation of the water administration agencies of the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma in the total development and management of the water resources of the Arkansas River Basin.
Category: Water
Interstate Agency: Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 15-23-401 1971
Congress 87 Stat. 569, P.L. 93-152 1973
Oklahoma 82 Okl. St. Ann., Sec. 1421, 1422 1971