Oklahoma tribes threaten to sue over Sardis Lake water deal
A lawsuit over the Sardis Lake deal would strike at the heart of a decades-old dispute over water rights in Oklahoma, where tribal nations have various treaties for water and other resources that predate statehood.
BY JOHN ESTUS •
Published: April 11, 2011
Two of Oklahoma’s largest tribal nations in February made a direct threat to sue over the state’s high-profile sale of Sardis Lake to Oklahoma City, records show.