Public Invited to Attend International Kootenay Lake Board of Control Meeting in Nelson, B.C

USACE, Seattle District
Published Sept. 7, 2023
Updated: Sept. 7, 2023

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the International Kootenay Lake Board of Control Tuesday, September 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (PDT) in Nelson, British Columbia.

Those unable to attend in person may join online to participate via the Zoom platform. Please register online to attend the webinar. No registration is required for in-person participation, although attendees are encouraged to sign in at the door.

This meeting is regarding the regulation of Kootenay Lake and the operation of Corra Linn Dam under the International Joint Commission’s Orders of Approval.

Board members will present information on Kootenay Lake water level management, board initiatives and hear comments from the public regarding the board’s activities.

The meeting will be held in the upstairs boardroom at the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Information Center, located at 91 Baker St. in Nelson, B.C.

Everyone who plans to participate is encouraged to submit questions to the board before the meeting via an online contact form. There also will be an opportunity to ask questions at the meeting.

For additional information on the board, visit

Quick Facts

  • Annual meetings of the International Kootenay Lake Board of Control normally alternate each year between Nelson, British Columbia, and Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
  • The board is led by Canadian Section Chair Evan Friesenhan and U.S. Section Chair Col. Kathryn Sanborn.
  • Subscribe to receive periodic email updates on hydrologic conditions for the Kootenay Basin, annual public meeting announcements and special projects in the basin at:

Martin Suchy, Canadian Secretary 
Sonja Michelsen, U.S. Secretary 
International Kootenay Lake Board of Control 

Scott Lawrence

Release no. 23-026