Just 10 months after a two-inch thick crack was found at the Wanapum Dam, repairs have been completed on the 52-year-old structure. The damage from the crack, which extended the entire 65-foot width of spillway gate No. 4, could …
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Dam operators are struggling to find a solution for a major underwater crack in the Wanapum Dam. It spans the Columbia River in central Washington near Vantage. In the short term, operators are lowering water levels to at least relieve the …
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WENATCHEE, Wash. — The big drawdown of the reservoir behind Wanapum Dam has stabilized a cracked spillway there, but it’s coming at the cost of lost power generation. Wanapum Dam has the ability to generate some 700 …
EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) -- A crack in a Columbia River dam is a concern for not only for the owner -- the Grant County Public Utility District -- but also for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Bonneville Power Administration, …
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 …
High winds on the Columbia River are hampering forensic work on the damaged Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington. Workers first noticed a giant crack in the structure more than a month ago. Investigators are trying to figure out just …
On March 1, a 65-foot-long crack was found in the hydroelectric #Wanapum Dam in Grant County WA. This dam generates over 4 million megawatt hours annually, providing power to over 45,000 local customers and throughout the …
The closure to the beach and water access site was necessary after a crack was found in Wanapum Dam. State Parks is notifying people with reservations at Wanapum State Park through July 7 that their camping reservations have been …
EPHRATA, Wash. — 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 …
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 …