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Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 82. Waters and Water Rights

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 82. Waters and Water Rights
Chapter 8. Grand River Dam Authority
82 Okl.St.Ann. § 861
§ 861. District created and territory included--Governmental agency and body politic--Powers--Designation of land and water
There is hereby created within the State of Oklahoma a conservation and reclamation district to be known as “Grand River Dam Authority”, hereinafter called the district, and consisting of that part of the State of Oklahoma which is included within the boundaries of the Counties of Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Ottawa, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Lincoln, Logan, Tulsa, Wagoner, Sequoyah, Haskell, Latimer, Pittsburg, McIntosh, Creek, Okmulgee, Nowata, Washington and Rogers. Such district shall be, and is hereby declared to be, a governmental agency of the State of Oklahoma, body politic and corporate, with powers of government and with the authority to exercise the rights, privileges and functions hereinafter specified, including the control, storing, preservation and distribution of the waters of the Grand River and its tributaries, for irrigation, power and other useful purposes and reclamation and irrigation of arid, semiarid and other lands needing irrigation, and the conservation and development of the forests, minerals, land, water and other resources and the conservation and development of hydroelectric power and other electrical energy, from whatever source derived, of the State of Oklahoma.
Nothing in this act1 or in any other act or law contained, however, shall be construed as authorizing the district to levy or collect taxes or assessments, or to create any indebtedness payable out of the taxes or assessments, or in any manner to pledge the credit of the State of Oklahoma, or any subdivision thereof.
All that body of land and the water impounded above the Pensacola Dam, Pensacola Project, shall be hereafter designated and known as “Grand Lake O'The Cherokees”. All that body of land and the water impounded above Robert S. Kerr Dam, Markham Ferry Project, shall be hereafter designated and known as “Lake Hudson”. All that body of land and the water impounded above Chimney Rock Dam, Salina Pumped-Storage Project, shall be designated and known as “W. R. Holway Reservoir”.

Credits

Laws 1935, p. 350, § 1. Laws 1937, p. 481, § 1; Laws 1941, p. 472, § 1; Laws 1941, p. 475, § 1. Laws 1949, p. 633, § 1. Laws 1957, p. 562, § 1; Laws 1978, c. 283, § 1, eff. May 10, 1978; Laws 1981, c. 204, § 9, eff. May 26, 1981.

Footnotes

Title 82, § 861 et seq.
82 Okl. St. Ann. § 861, OK ST T. 82 § 861
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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