BEVERLY, Wash - As dozens of engineers and technical experts continue to inspect a 65-foot crack found Thursday in one of the twelve spillways of the Wanapum Dam, inspectors believe the risk of public danger is low, but they are preparing for the worst ...
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A crack in a spillway pier at the Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River is a serious situation, but not a threat of downstream flooding even in a worst-case scenario, a spokesman for the Grant County Public Utility District said. The 2-inch wide underwater ...
BEVERLY, Wash. – The large crack in part of the Wanapum Dam spillway may have been there long before divers detected and photographed it Feb. 27. The crack, which measured about 2 inches thick by 65 feet wide when divers first observed it near the base ...
BEVERLY — A crack discovered in a spillway at Wanapum Dam has closed by almost an inch, the result of lowering the level of the Columbia River behind the dam, according to Grant County PUD officials. Engineers surveyed the spillway Tuesday and found the ...
EPHRATA — The root cause of a crack in the base of a spillway pillar at Wanapum Dam was an error in the math calculations during the design phase. The work necessary to fix the crack, and the whole dam, could mean the reservoir won’t be partially ...
There's no immediate threat to public safety from the crack in the Wanapum Dam, Grant County Public Utility District spokesman Thomas Stredwick said Friday. The dam is located just downstream from where Interstate 90 crosses the river. 'At this point we ...
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EPHRATA - Grant County Public Utility District officials said there is no threat of widespread flooding or property damage below the cracked Wanapum Dam spillway. "Even if the worse case scenario happened and that part of the dam collapsed into the ...
BEVERLY, Wash. – Working in conjunction with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and independent engineers, Grant PUD continues to inspect and evaluate the crack found on a spillway section at Wanapum Dam on February 27. Preliminary engineering ...
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