September 16, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the Columbia River Treaty, an international agreement between Canada and the United States for the cooperative development and operation of the water resources of the Columbia River Basin for the benefit of both countries.
To view the full press release announcing the Treaty's 50th anniversary, click on the article below.
On Friday, Dec. 13 the U.S. Entity delivered its final recommendation, the
U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation
for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024, to the U.S. Department of State. The Department of State will
use this document to begin a
federal policy review process to determine whether to proceed with a Treaty modernization effort with Canada.
The constructive involvement of the region’s sovereign states, federally recognized tribes and hundreds of stakeholders
helped the Entity reach this important milestone. We want express our profound thanks to everyone who invested their
valuable time and energy during this multi-year process.
The recommendation and cover letter are available below.