Technical Studies and Reports
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.
- Improving Ecosystem Function in the Canadian (Upper) Columbia Basin – Discussion Paper
- Improving Ecosystem Function in the Canadian (Upper) Columbia Basin – Summary of Discussion Paper
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:
- Arrow Lakes Reservoir Mid-Elevation Scenarios Presentation
- Arrow Lakes Reservoir Mid-Elevation Scenarios Draft Report
- Fauquier Community Meeting Discussion Summary
- Phase 1 Study and Executive Summary
- Libby VARQ Flood Control Impacts on Kootenay River Dikes
- Review of the Range of Impacts and Benefits of the Columbia River Treaty: Executive Summary
- A Review of the Range of Impacts and Benefits of the Columbia River Treaty: Full Report
- Kootenay System Objectives and Performance Measures Status Summaries
- Canadian Entity’s Preliminary View of Columbia River Treaty Post-2024 Called Upon Procedures
- High Level Description & Evaluation: Duncan Dam post 2024 & Arrow Reservoir Mid Elevation Scenario
- Revised and Final Columbia River Treaty Environmental Discussion Paper – July 2013
- U.S. Benefits from the Columbia River Treaty – Past, Present and Future: A Province of British Columbia Perspective
Columbia River Treaty Review Technical Studies Report – Prepared by BC Hydro Power Authority
- Columbia River Treaty Review Technical Studies Report
- Appendix A: Project Team and Committees – Members and Roles
- Appendix B: Operations on the Columbia River – Relationship between Columbia River Treaty, Non Treaty Storage Agreement, and Water Use Plans
- Appendix C: Kootenay System Operations
- Appendix D: System Model & Assumptions
- Appendix E: Potential Lower Columbia River Flow Regimes for Fisheries Benefits
- Appendix F: Columbia Performance Measure Information Sheets
- Appendix G: Kootenay Performance Measure Information Sheets
- Appendix H: Development of Kootenay Performance Measures
- Addendum to the Columbia River Treaty Review Technical Studies Report