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The United States and Canada will hold the ninth round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime in Washington, D.C., on March 11-12.  The United States and Canada began negotiations in May 2018.  The eighth round was held September 10-11 in Cranbrook, British Columbia.  The United States’ key objectives include continued, careful management of flood risk; ensuring a reliable and economical power supply; and improving the ecosystem.  U.S. negotiators continue to use the U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024 as a useful guide during the negotiations.

For further information, please visit:  https://www.state.gov/columbia-river-treaty/ or send an email to ColumbiaRiverTreaty@state.gov.

U.S. Department of State

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