Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Let's make a deal

Canada agrees to negotiate Columbia River Treaty

The Tyee

The Tyee

A spokesman for Canada's department of international affairs confirms it is ready to renegotiate the 52-year-old Columbia River Treaty. There is no expiration date for the treaty, but it can be amended or ended, on 10 years' notice, any time after 2024. U.S. interests have been pressing for Canada to respond to a request to discuss changes to the way the river is managed under the treaty.

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Bill aims to improve Yakima Basin water supply

Capital Press

A bill authorizing the first 10-year phase of a 30-year plan to improve the Yakima Basin water supply has been introduced in the U.S. House. Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse said the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan is becoming a national model in collaborative water infrastructure planning.

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Portland plan addresses roads and watersheds

Next City

A new plan for Southwest Portland’s streets seeks to improve roads while bettering stormwater management and without altering neighborhood character. The Tryon-Stephens Headwater Neighborhood Street Plan by Portland’s Bureau of Transportation brings options to neighborhoods with significant challenges.

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