|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)
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