International Joint Commission (IJC)
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Dockets

IJC work is undertaken by way of applications and references which are organized by docket. Key documents such as letters from governments assigning work to the IJC, Task Force or Study Board reports to the IJC, and final reports and letters from the IJC to the governments are available from the website.


Docket 46A

Region:
Year:
1941
Topic:
Ross Dam
Description:
An Application by the City of Seattle, Washington, for permission to increase by stages the height of Ross Dam on the Skagit River in Washington and flood land in British Columbia.
Outcome:
The Application was approved by the IJC, conditional on a binding agreement between Seattle and British Columbia. An agreement was signed in 1967 but in 1974 the province requested that the agreement be declared invalid. The matter was finally resolved under the 1984 Skagit Treaty between Canada and the United States.
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