Columbia River dams http://kplu.org en U.S., Canada ponder new terms for shared Columbia River http://kplu.org/post/us-canada-ponder-new-terms-shared-columbia-river <p>Your power bill could be cheaper if the U.S. didn&#39;t send so much electricity north of the border every year. Canada lays claim to around $300 million worth of hydropower annually under the terms of a 50-year-old treaty.</p><p>In return, the Canadians manage the upper Columbia River to prevent downstream flooding and to optimize power production. The Columbia River Treaty can be renegotiated soon and there are voices on both sides of the border clamoring for a better deal.</p><p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:06:50 +0000 Tom Banse 2762 at http://kplu.org U.S., Canada ponder new terms for shared Columbia River