Learn About the Columbia River Treaty

In 1964, Canada and the United States ratified the Columbia River Treaty (CRT). The two purposes of the CRT are:
● to coordinate flood control, and
● to optimize electrical energy production in the Columbia River Basin in the United States and Canada.

Most of the provisions of this treaty can be terminated after September 2024 with 10 years notice effective September 2014 … how will changes affect the communities in the Columbia Valley?

   

Learn More About the Columbia River Treaty

Columbia Basin Trust, in partnership with the Regional District of East Kootenay and Columbia Valley communities, is hosting an information session to build awareness about the 1964 Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States.

Learn more about how this international agreement relates to lake and reservoir levels in your area and why it’s important to your community, the entire Basin and all of BC.

WHAT:         Open House  2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

                      Free Dinner   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

                      Presentation  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHEN:        Wednesday February 29, 2012

WHERE:      Lion’s Hall, at Invermere Crossroads, 651 Hwy. 93/95

If you are part of a community group and would like to schedule a separate Columbia River Treaty presentation, please contact Heather Mitchell at hmitchell@cbt.org to arrange a time for your group.

Learn more at www.cbt.org/crt

 
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Join the Columbia River Treaty Discussion Online

Columbia River Treaty Discussion

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Columbia River Treaty Review

The Columbia Basin Trust is currently involved in a number of initiatives across the Columbia Basin to ensure that the views and values of the people of the Basin are a key component of any renewal or re-negotiation process for the Columbia River Treaty.

The Columbia Basin Trust has produced this video to “prepare” the residents of the Columbia Basin for the potential renewal or renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty when that opportunity occurs on 2024.

Some history of the Columbia River Treaty and the creation of the Columbia Basin Trust is on this page and there are additional links at the bottom of that page.

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