31 Jan '16, 5pm

CR Treaty has 2 purposes-Hydropower/flood control-Needs update w/ecosystem function #Blackfish#FreeTheSnake

To meet these ecosystem goals, the U.S. Department of State, which will negotiate any changes to the Columbia River Treaty, must declare its intention to include an “ecosystem function” purpose in the renewed Treaty. The “Regional Recommendation on the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024” submitted by the U.S. Entity (the Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration and the Division Engineer, North Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) to the State Department recommended including “ecosystem function” as a treaty purpose after consulting with 15 Columbia Basin tribes and 4 states, as well as electric utilities, conservationists, farmers, and other stakeholders. Implementing “ecosystem function” will require a basin-wide review of flood control operations in order to provide for higher flows while continuing to protect public safety and property.

Full article: http://www.americanrivers.org/endangered-rivers/2015-repo...

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