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April 26, 2013

Water dispute continues

Ada —

The hearing examiner who presided over a public meeting on the proposed maximum annual yield from the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer does not have to withdraw from the case, the Oklahoma Supreme Court said this week.

The court’s ruling is the latest twist in a fight over whether the state should adopt the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s proposed maximum annual yield (MAY) for the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer.

The board has recommended that communities and individual landowners with water rights permits would receive an equal proportionate share of the groundwater. That amount is calculated at 0.2 acre feet — approximately 2.4 inches — per acre per year, for a total of 78,404 acre feet.

The board has not implemented the proposal yet, mainly because officials were waiting for a resolution in the dispute over whether Meazell should withdraw. It was not immediately clear Thursday when the board would move forward with implementation.

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