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The Columbia River is already among the earth’s most heavily dammed. In 2006 the Washington legislature adopted a new water management program for the Columbia River, proposing to “aggressively pursue” new dams and reservoirs.

CELP opposes these projects as both economically wasteful and environmentally unsound.   Water users throughout eastern Washington have barely touched the potential for improved water efficiency.   New water subsidies for corporate agriculture are not the solution to climate change issues.


Columbia River Watershed


CELP Water Programs

  1.   Restoring Rivers

  2.   Water Rights

  3.   Columbia Watershed

  4.   Governmental Affairs

  5.   Water Future