FY 2013 Annual Report: Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program

Jan 1, 2014
We're pleased to report that in 2013, Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (CBWTP), completed 45 transactions. These projects represent many years of hard work by our water trust and irrigator partners in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, culminating in more than 48,000 acre-feet of additional water for streams and rivers around the region. In the following pages, you'll read stories about four tributary systems in the Columbia Basin rebounding with inputs of creativity, trust-building, restoration and new flows of water. These streams carry prosaic names like "Big Springs" or "Ninemile," yet their commonplace designations do not convey the urgent significance of their value, not just for irrigation, but as refuges for the remarkable fish of the Northwest.

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