Story Map: Columbia River Basin Restoration Program
View our story map to learn more about EPA's collaborative efforts to reduce toxic pollution and protect people and the environment in the Basin.
EPA Releases Cold Water Refuges Plan
EPA released its final Columbia River Cold Water Refuges Plan on January 7, 2021. Protecting and restoring "cold water refuges" is important for the survival of migrating salmon and the recovery of future salmon populations.
EPA Awards $2 Million in Grants to Reduce Toxics Throughout the Basin
EPA announced 14 projects funded by the 2020 inaugural round of Clean Water Act Section 123 grants.
EPA Issues TMDL for Temperature in the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers
Learn more at TMDL for Temperature in the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers.
Section 123 of the Clean Water Act was the first legislation to officially designate the national importance of restoration efforts in the Columbia River Basin. Learn more about EPA's role and the work we're doing in the Basin.