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THE COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY AND CANADA'S BARGAINING POSITION: FIVE THINGS TO WATCH FOR

The Columbia River Treaty and Canada's Bargaining Position: Five Things to Watch For

Study Released September 12, 2018

Commodity Report - Electricity - August 2018



The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a landmark trans-boundary water
management agreement between the United States and Canada. The Treaty optimizes
flood management and electricity generation, through coordinated operation of reservoirs
and water flows for the Columbia River and Kootenay River. Certain provisions
of the Treaty are set to expire in 2024. The United States and Canada began
negotiations to modernize the CRT in May 2018. The feature article in this
issue of CERI electricity report makes five observations about the bargaining
positions of Canada and the US in its renegotiation of the Treaty.







August 2018