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Interstate River Compact Commissions

Texas is a signatory to five interstate river compacts. Texas is represented on each of these interstate river compacts by one of five interstate river compacts commissions.

  • The compacts are agreements (contracts) signed by the states involved and ratified by the legislature of each state and by Congress.
  • They establish how the water is apportioned between each of the compact states.
  • Each compact is administered by a commission comprised of representatives from each state and a representative of the federal government appointed by the President.

Texas Interstate River Compact Commissions

The Texas Legislature established the following five interstate compact commissions as state agencies to represent Texas on the five river compact commissions. The TCEQ maintains the database of river flows, diversions, and other technical information to support these interstate river compact commissions.