WENATCHEE — Officials from the Bonneville Power Administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Wenatchee and Coulee Dam this week to host open houses about the Columbia River Treaty.
In Wenatchee, the event will be on Tuesday at the Wenatchee Community Center Veterans Hall, 504 S. Chelan Ave. In Coulee Dam, it will include a special session on recreation, and will happen Thursday at City Hall, 300 Lincoln Ave. Both events are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The treaty governs how the U.S. and Canada work together to operate the Columbia River for hydropower operation and flood control. Either side has until year end to request that the treaty end or be renegotiated when it expires in 2024.
Topics include history of the treaty, its value and potential future changes. Members of the public can share their opinions and give input, the federal agencies said in news release. The open houses are drop-in style with few scheduled presentations, a news release said.