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Action on the Columbia (1965)
On Sept. 16, 1964, Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett, and U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ratified an international agreement between Canada and the United States known as the Columbia River Treaty to guide the management of water resources of the Columbia River Basin, provide economic development and help prevent major floods. “Action on the Columbia” was made by the information services of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority to convey the benefits and effects of the Columbia River Treaty to the people of British Columbia. The film features spectacular aerial views of the upper Columbia River before the dams went in. In honor of the 50th anniversary of its signing, BC Hydro permitted BPA to include the film in this collection. The digital transfer was made from an original 16 mm color film print.