Voice of the Project

During the last week of May, the United States and Canada wrapped up their first two days of negotiations to modernize the 54-year old Columbia River Treaty (CRT). The CRT coordinates power production and flood control, benefitting both countries. Either country can terminate most of...

Meet Marc Maynard, the new BOR Ephrata Field Office Manager. We took the opportunity to ask Marc a few questions to get to know him better. The League is looking forward to working with Marc and continuing our partnership with Reclamation in moving the Columbia...

The irrigation and reclamation districts (districts) in Washington deliver water to over one million acres of irrigated agriculture across the state each year. It is important that the irrigation canals are properly maintained so that farmers get the water they need....

In advance of the President’s budget, the Columbia Basin Development League (League) staff sent a letter to Secretary Zinke (copying Comm’r. Brenda Burman; Rep. Dan Newhouse; Sen. Patty Murray; and Sen. Maria Cantwell) in late January, advocating for the Columbia Basin Project (Project) to be...

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