BEVERLY — Repairs at Wanapum Dam will continue through the winter as workers anchor the spillway to bedrock. The Grant County Public Utility District says 11 of 35 anchors were installed as of last week, but it can’t say yet when the reservoir will be raised. The water was lowered nearly 30 feet after a 65-foot crack…More
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A 7-year-old boy was swept off a rock at Whatcom Falls yesterday and is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Seattle this morning. The youngster was with his family when he slipped and went over the 20-foot high falls at Whatcom Falls Park. The boy was first reported to be dead,…More
By Christine Pratt / The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — Seen a helicopter dipping a basket into the Columbia River below Rock Island Dam lately? It wasn’t fighting a wildfire. The Grant County PUD is using a helicopter to release tagged juvenile salmon into the river to track their movements through Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams. The two dams…More
The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — That new shoreline exposed by the drawdown of cracked Wanapum Dam is being closed to the public. The Grant County Public Utility District announced the closure Thursday. The district owns the shoreline. Utility officials say people have been drawn to the area and are even driving on the newly exposed shoreline, which…More