Treaty between Canada and the United States of America relating to the Skagit River and Ross Lake

The treaty sets out Canada’s obligations related to the agreement between British Columbia and the City of Seattle, by which Seattle agreed not to construct the Ross High Dam, which would have the effect of raising the level of Ross Lake and the Skagit River across the international boundary, provided that British Columbia supply it with the electricity approximately anticipated from the construction of the Ross High Dam.

Subject category:FreshwaterType of agreement / instrument:Canada – United StatesForm:Legally-binding treatyStatus:

  • Signed April 2, 1984
  • Ratified December 14, 1984
  • Came into force December 14, 1984
  • Termination: No sooner than January 1, 2065, with one year’s notice

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