This paper discusses the Oklahoma v. Texas Supreme Court case (Oklahoma v. Texas, 261 U.S. 345, 1923) and its effect on surveying certain riparian boundaries throughout Texas. The history of riparian boundaries in Texas and public land states is also covered. The courts formed a commission to interpret the south bank of the Red River ruling which defined the gradient boundary. This commission's reports would be used to define all navigable rivers throughout Texas.
SaLIS is a scientific journal devoted to reporting research and new work conducted to advance geodetic surveying, land surveying, large-scale mapping, and geographic information systems designed to advance the development and management of the cadastral parcel data layer and other land information applications. SaLIS publishes research articles, technical papers, technical notes, papers on the current state of surveying education, surveying history, book reviews, and current literature reviews. Every four years, the journal publishes the U.S. Report to the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). The Proceedings of the Surveying Teachers Conference are published bi-annually.