Columbia Basin Trust

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Artist's rendition of High Arrow Dam (later renamed Keenleyside Dam).


United States. Bonneville Power Administration

"Hydro development along the Columbia River has brought major benefits to British Columbia, most notably electric power production and improved flood control. Accompanying these positive effects, however, have been significant local costs associated…


Toller, Susan B. , Nemetz, Peter N., 1944-

These documents provide guidelines for the operation of Treaty storage. Each year, the Entities must develop an Assured Operating Plan outlining Canadian Entitlement, flood control, and power objectives for the sixth succeeding year. The Detailed…

1967 - 2008

Columbia River Treaty Operating Committee

This interactive website provides information on the development of hydroelectric power in British Columbia, including the effects on First Nations people.

The website can be accessed at…


Touchstones Nelson

This extensive bibliography of freshwater studies includes work from before the Columbia River Treaty. Citations for the Columbia River can be found on page 50.

"This bibliography is the first of a continuing series, each containing 1,000…


Nicholson, H.F.

An exchange of notes and agreement between the United States and Canada clarifying the potential for disposal of downstream benefits under the Columbia River Treaty.


United States. Dept. of State

This article examines the role of international relations in British Columbia's regional politics. Includes a discussion of the attempt of the Barrett government to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty.

Note: the full text is not available in…


Groen, James P.

Text of the agreement between Canada and British Columbia regarding the sale of downstream benefits. Not the original signed document.


Canada, British Columbia

"Given that the Columbia River basin contains large areas of glacier ice and that it has a well-developed hydroelectric system and significant agricultural land usage, it is important to understand the impact of glacier runoff on the economy of the…


Power, J.M.

A background paper describing the aims and values of the Canadian Columbia River Forum.


Canadian Columbia River Forum

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic
and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.