Columbia River System Operations
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration, as co-lead agencies, are preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act on the operations and configurations for 14 federal projects in the Columbia River System in the interior Columbia River Basin.
In this Columbia River System Operations EIS, the three co-lead agencies will present a range of reasonable alternatives for long-term system operations and evaluate the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts on flood risk management, irrigation, power generation, navigation, fish and wildlife conservation, cultural resources, water quality and recreation.
|December 2017 Public Update Sessions - UPDATED - 12/2017|
|Summer 2017 Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement Newsletter - 7/13/2017|
|Update on Columbia River System Operations EIS Scoping Comments - 3/31/2017|
|Scoping Comment Period Extended for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/23/2016|
|Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/15/2016|
|Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/12/2016|
|Federal Agencies to Host Two Webinars December 13 for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 12/01/2016|
|Federal Agencies to hold nine more scoping meetings for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 11/08/2016|
|Federal Agencies Begin Scoping Process for Columbia River System Operations EIS - 9/30/2016|
|Cooperating Agencies and Tribes (as of 12/5/17) 12/2017|
|2018 Public Engagement Overview 12/2017|
|CRSO EIS Purpose & Need 12/6/2017|
|Notice of Intent and Scoping
|Public Scoping Report 10/2017|
|Federal Register Additional Scoping Meeting - Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Pasco, WA - 11/04/2016|
|Public Scoping Meeting Material - 10/26/2016|
|Notice of Intent - 9/30/2016|
|Federal Register Notice of Intent - 9/30/2016|
|Scoping Letter - 9/30/2016|
Click here to view 2016 and 2017 meetings
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration operate, maintain, and transmit hydroelectric power from 14 federal multiple purpose dams and related facilities located throughout the Columbia River basin.