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Canadian River Compact Commission

Description and history of the Canadian River Compact Commission. Commissioners and TCEQ Interstate Compact Coordinator contact information. Contact information of the legal counsel assigned to the Canadian River Compact Commission by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Date of the annual meeting.


The Texas Canadian River Compact Commission represents Texas on the interstate Canadian River Commission to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Canadian River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Compact. The Compact includes the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


The Canadian River Commission administers the Canadian River Compact which includes the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Signed in 1950 by the member states, the Compact was subsequently ratified by the respective state legislatures, approved by Congress, and was signed into law by the President in 1952. The interstate Canadian River Commission includes one state commissioner appointed by the governor of each member state and one federal commissioner appointed by the President.


Chapter 43 Texas Water Code


The Honorable James E. Herring
Canadian River Compact Commissioner
3421 St. Johns Drive
Dallas, Texas, 75205
(214) 599-2898
Fax (806) 374-1324

Term expires on December 31, 2015


Technical: Suzy Valentine, P.E., CFM
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P. O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, Texas, 78711-3087
(512) 239-4730
Fax (512) 239-2214

Legal: Priscilla Hubenak
Office of the Attorney General
P. O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas, 78711
(512) 463-2012
(512) 320-0911

Meeting Date:

The 56th annual meeting of the Canadian River Commission was hosted by Texas on March 1, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Information Links:

U.S. Geological Survey Gages in Texas Exit the TCEQ

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Canadian River Project Exit the TCEQ

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Canadian River Basin Exit the TCEQ

Canadian River Basin, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission Exit the TCEQ

Texas Water Development Board, Regional Water Planning Exit the TCEQ

Texas Water Development Board, Canadian River Basin Reservoirs Exit the TCEQ

Canadian River Compact Canadian River Compact.

Canadian River Compact Canadian Amended Supreme Court Decree, 1993.

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