Posted by: Bob Payne | May 12, 2011

Columbia River Treaty: Get educated and organized now

In 1964, Canada and the US signed the Columbia River Treaty (CRT). Under the CRT, Canada agreed to build three storage dams, Keenleyside, Duncan and Mica, to assist the US with their efforts in flood control and power generation. In return for the storage of water, Canada is entitled to one half of the additional power generated at the US power plants on the Columbia River. These entitlements currently amount to about $300 million annually which are paid into general revenue for the Province of British Columbia

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