CBT Columbia River Treaty session in Revelstoke Nov. 7

The Columbia Basin Trust is hosting an information session on the Columbia River Treaty in Revelstoke this Monday, Nov. 7.

The Columbia Basin Trust is hosting an information session on the Columbia River Treaty in Revelstoke this Monday, Nov. 7.

“The information session will help people who live in the Canadian portion of the Columbia Basin better understand what the CRT is, how it works and what considerations exist for the future,” said Neil Muth, the President and CEO of CBT, in a press release.

The treaty is a 60-year-old agreement signed by Canadian and American governments that coordinates flood control and power production along the Columbia River. The Mica, Duncan and Hugh Keenleyside dams were constructed in Canada as a result of the 1964 treaty and a fourth dam in Montana has a reservoir that extends into Canada.

There is no official expiry date for the treaty but it’s minimum length is 60 years, which will be reached in September 2024. Either party can choose to end or start re-negotiating the treaty starting in 2014.

While the CBT has no official role in treaty negotiations, it is holding a series of information sessions in communities across the Columbia River Basin to let residents know about the impacts of the treaty.

“Our primary role with respect to the CRT is to act as an information resource for Basin residents,” stated Muth, adding that CBT does not make decisions with respect to the CRT. “Consultation on the CRT is a provincial responsibility.”

In Revelstoke, the session will take place on Monday, Nov. 7 at the community centre. The session will include an open house from 2-7 p.m., with a free dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. and a presentation from 7-9 p.m.

The session will bring experts on the treaty and international water management to Revelstoke.

Learn more about the CRT at www.cbt.org/crt.

 

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