Columbia River Treaty

COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY, signed in 1964 between Canada and the US, provides HYDROELECTRIC power and flood control on both sides of the border. Negotiations were initiated by the Americans, who needed more hydro power for the growing cities of the Pacific Northwest and improved flood control along the lower reaches of the river. After years of talks, the 2 sides agreed in 1961 to a plan calling for the construction of 3 dams in BC: the DUNCAN DAM north of KASLO, the KEENLEYSIDE DAM near CASTLEGAR...

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