On May 10, 2013 the Estuary Partnership will host its annual Science to Policy Summit with a focus on the Columbia River Treaty. The goal of the Summit is to convey the key interests of the lower Columbia to the 2014/2024 Treaty Review process that is currently underway. A lot has changed in our understanding of the river and the basin since the Treaty between the United States and Candada was approved in 1964. While the Columbia River Treaty has no end date, either country can terminate it in 2024 by giving ten years written notice. In addition, in 2024 the annual assured flood control operations will end, whether the Treaty is terminated or not.
Read here a recent editorial from The Oregonian on the Columbia River Treaty.
Link here for more details and to register for the 2013 Science to Policy Summit on the Columbia River Treaty.