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113 STAT. 1334 PUBLIC LAW 106-101—NOV. 12, 1999 "(5) to encourage the optimum mutual beneficial use of the Missouri River, its waters and its facilities; "(6) to establish a forum for settlement of future disputes; "(7) to place the boundary in a location which can be identified or located; and "(8) to express the intent and policy of the states that the common boundary be established within the confines of the Missouri River and both states shall continue to have access to and use of the waters of the river. "ARTICLE II "ESTABLISHMENT OF BOUNDARY "The permanent compromise boundary line between the states of Missouri and Nebraska shall be fixed at the center line of the main channel of the Missouri River as of the effective date of the compact, except for that land known as McKissick's Island as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States to be within the state of Nebraska in the case of Missouri v. Nebraska, 196 U.S. 23, and 197 U.S. 577, all of which is identified on maps jointly prepared and certified by the state surveyors of Missouri and Nebraska and identified as the 'Missouri-Nebraska Boundary Compact Maps', incorporated in this act and made a part of this act by reference, and which maps shall be filed with the secretaries of state of Missouri and Nebraska. This center line of the main channel of the Missouri River between the states is also described in this act by metes and bounds on the 'Missouri-Nebraska Boundary Compact Maps' incorporated in this act by reference and made a part of this act. This center line of the main channel of the Missouri River as described on such maps shall be referred to as the 'compromise boundary'. "ARTICLE III "RELINQUISHMENT OF SOVEREIGNTY "The state of Missouri hereby relinquishes to the state of Nebraska all sovereignty over all lands lying on the Nebraska side of such compromise boundary and the state of Nebraska hereby relinquishes to the state of Missouri all sovereignty over all lands Iying on the Missouri side of such compromise boundary except for that land known as McKissick's Island which is identified on the 'Missouri-Nebraska Boundary Compact Maps' incorporated in this act by reference and made a part of this act. "ARTICLE IV "PENDING LITIGATION "Nothing in the act shall be deemed or construed to affect any litigation pending in the courts of either of the states of Missouri or Nebraska as of the effective date of the compact concerning the title to any of the lands, sovereignty over which is relinquished by the state of Missouri to the state of Nebraska or by the state of Nebraska to the state of Missouri and any matter concerning the title to lands, sovereignty over which is relinquished by either state to the other, may be continued in the courts of the state where pending until the final determination thereof.