Technical Studies and Reports

The U.S. Entity is undertaking a series of studies regarding current and potential future operations under the Treaty. T he goal is a recommendation with broad regional support from the U.S. Entity to the U.S. Department of State by the end of 2013 on which elements the Pacific Northwest would like the Department of State to pursue in negotiations with Canada. Collectively known as the Columbia River Treaty 2014/2024 Review, this multi-year effort is working to provide information critical to a U.S. Entity recommendation through evaluation of the value of Treaty benefits to the region and consideration of contemporary concerns that reach beyond flood risk management and power generation. Integral to the Treaty Review process is the U.S. Entity's direct consultation with the Sovereign Review Team, comprised of representatives of the four Northwest states, 15 tribal governments and 11 federal agencies. Supporting the Sovereign Review Team is the Sovereign Technical Team, responsible for completing the technical work that informs the Sovereign Review Team and the U.S. Entity.

The focus of the U.S. Entity from now through September 2013 will be to conduct technical studies in collaboration with regional interests and sovereign teams.

Additional U.S. Entity technical studies and reports will be posted here.

Columbia River Treaty 2014/2024 Review Recent Study Results (June 2012)

The 2014/2024 Treaty Review

Over the years, the Columbia River Treaty has provided significant benefits on both sides of the border through coordinated river management. It remains the standard against which other international water coordination agreements are compared.

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