John Harrison, information officer for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, is the author of a new History Press book titled "The Columbia River," a part of the Images of America series. The book features 200 photos from historical archives, government agencies and personal collections, and a short narrative exploring the history of the river—from Canada to the Pacific Ocean. Harrison said he tried to tell the story of the conflicts between preserving the natural river tribes and First Nations relied on, and its tremendous public benefits to power generation, irrigation, recreation and flood control. "It's always been an uneasy balance," he said, adding, "It won't ever be resolved."
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