As part of the Columbia River Treaty Review process, the Province is working with BC Hydro and others to conduct technical studies and other analyses. As they become available, various studies will be posted here.

The Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative submitted the following discussion paper and summary on improving ecosystem function in the Canadian Columbia Basin to the Province’s Treaty Team in March 2018.

Arrow Lakes Reservoir Mid-Evaluation Scenarios Report

In response to input received during a Columbia River Treaty Review public engagement meeting in Fauquier, B.C. in 2013, the Province of B.C. commissioned a study to explore the possibility of a more stable mid-elevation Arrow Lakes Reservoir hydro operation.

On September 12, 2016, the Province held another meeting in Fauquier to close the circle and share results with the surrounding communities. Approximately 95 people attended from Fauquier, Nakusp, Burton, Edgewood and Arrow Park. Discussion topics included how these scenarios could affect Arrow Lakes Reservoir recreation, fishing, ecology, shoreline properties and more.

Full presentation, report and a summary of meeting notes:

Past Studies

Columbia River Treaty Review Technical Studies Report – Prepared by BC Hydro Power Authority