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We are over halfway through the session. We’re continuing our work on House bills in our various committees. We have until this Thursday, April 3 to take action on those bills that were only assigned to one committee and until Thursday, April 10 for those that were double-assigned, which were those that would have both a fiscal and policy impact.
Our district had an important meeting last week hosted by the Lake Texoma Association.
The meeting will provided information for Lake Texoma stakeholders from our state, Texas and other areas as well as visitors regarding Lake Texoma’s economy, law affecting lake management and water usage, particularly during extended droughts like the one we experienced last year and what actions are being taken or planned to reduce negative impacts.
This was a crucial meeting as Lake Texoma provides a tremendous economic impact to the surrounding communities.




 


Only through federal action, an act of the United States Congress, will the management of Lake Texoma water usage be changed. A solution will not be easy as many different reservoirs associations across the nation have faced similar drought conditions and lobbied Congress to bring about change and yet those efforts have not been successful. It behooves us to learn the background so we can be led by truth about what is possible and learn from others’ success and failure. Exploring the potential and problems of moving from flood management to drought management is a discussion we need to have with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and I encourage all to attend.

To contact me at the Capitol, please write to Senator Josh Brecheen, State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 413, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105, email me at brecheen@oksenate.gov, or call (405) 521-5586.


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