Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Columbia Basin Project Act

Columbia Basin Project Act (16 USC 835, 835c-835c-2, 835c-4; 57 Stat. 140) as amended and supplemented. The Act of March 10, 1943, renamed and reauthorized the Grand Coulee Dam Project as the Columbia Basin Project, originally authorized by the Act of August 30, 1935, (49 Stat. 1028) and amended generally the Act of May 27, 1937 (50 Stat. 208).

The Act of October 9, 1940, (16 USC 835i, 54 Stat. 1085) supplementing the Project Act, authorized the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the State of Washington for maintenance and operation of fish hatcheries built as part of the fish protection program required on the Columbia Basin Project.

Public Law 87-728 (76 Stat. 678) provided that the project shall be governed by the Act of June 17, 1902, otherwise known as the Reclamation Act.

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