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U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, center left, during a tour of the Cooks Landing in-lieu site on May 3. Photo by Chris Aadland/ and Indian Country Today

Inadequate sewer and power systems, unsuitable housing or shelter, increasing crime, lack of internet or cell phone service, drinking water wells that are easily contaminated, and abandoned vehicles and boats — those are just some of the problems that have stacked up for managers of the 31 so-called “in-lieu” and “treaty fishing access sites” along the Columbia River.