Kinbasket Lake: 0127.0100

Kinbasket Lake

0127.0100: Kinbasket Lake

Kinbasket Lake enlarged by the Columbia River Treaty, signed in 1964 between British Columbia and the United States. It changed the Columbia River forever. This was the start of a mega hydro electric power project that eventually built dams and reservoirs, flooding and closing the Big Bend Highway, flooding small communities, a hot springs pool, and the road between Golden and Valemount, BC. The Mica Dam holds back the greatly enlarged Kinbasket Lake.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Date:  Circa 1980
Collection:  Valemount Historical Society (0127)


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Physical Features arrow Lakes arrow Kinbasket Lakearrow

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