Agreements and Legislation
Work on the project began in 2004
when Ecology, Reclamation, and the Columbia Basin Project irrigation
districts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
which, among other things, authorized a study to investigate the
potential of incremental storage releases from Lake Roosevelt.
In 2005, Ecology began working with the Colville
Confederated Tribes and Spokane Tribe of Indians to ensure
all parties shared benefits from the storage releases. The 2008
Legislature approved the final agreements with the tribes.
- 2004 MOU
(Washington, Reclamation, and the Columbia Basin Project irrigation districts )
- 2005 Agreement in Principle with the Colville Tribes in 2005
and worked with the Spokane Tribe to study opportunities for shared benefits
from the storage releases.
- 2008 Colville Agreement (1.7MB pdf)
- 2008 Spokane Agreement (615KB pdf)
- Map - Water Needs in the Columbia Basin
- Focus Sheet - Delivering water for Eastern
Washington irrigators, communities and endangered salmon
- Frequently Asked Questions - Tribal-State agreement
to deliver water from Lake Roosevelt to farms, towns and salmon in Eastern Washington
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