Sandison ‘optimistic’ U.S., Canada will renegotiate Columbia River Treaty

From the Capital Press

The director of Washington state’s agriculture department says he is optimistic the U.S. and Canada will be able to successfully renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty.

“We’re pretty close on a lot of things,” said Derek Sandison, director of the state Department of Agriculture and former director of the state Department of Ecology’s Office of the Columbia River. He spoke Nov. 2 during the Columbia Basin Development League annual meeting.

The 60-year-old agreement is designed to coordinate flood management and optimize hydropower generation by Columbia River dams. Read the rest of the story here.