The Columbia River Treaty

FLOOD MITIGATION AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is an international agreement for water cooperation, governing the upper Columbia River Basin flows for both flood control and power generation. Largely created in response to devastating floods, the 1964 Treaty urged for future flood mitigation strategies that protect property and the well-being of communities along the river. This led to the construction of three large storage reservoirs in British Columbia and one in...

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US Army Corps tours the Portland Metro Levee System

US Army Corps of Engineers Feasibility Study

A Pathway to Modernizing our Levee System
In mid-2018, after advocating for several years with our Levee Ready Columbia (LRC) partners, Congress designated a “US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Start Feasibility Study” for our levee system focused on flood risk management.  The USACE Feasibility Study is a formal three-year process that culminates in a final report used by Congress to determine if there is federal interest...

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