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Radio Club Marks Grand Coulee's First Pour:

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by WA9WVX on December 28, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
I was at Grand Coulee Dam in the summer of 1961 and being 12 years old I was impressed with this huge dam and reservoir. I had been Hoover Dam in the summer of 1958 only 3 years earlier and that dam was impressive but Grand Coulee far out strips Hoover Dam by a long shot considering the length across the dam ... almost 1 mile. Grand Coulee is enormous & along the south side of the dam there are a series of concrete ladder pool system for the migration of salmon & other fish. I can bet the U.S. Government has spent millions of dollars on that project without much benefit to the fish.

Of course there have been two systems that continue to provide help and these are the hydro electricity and the irrigation water pumped from the reservoir to farmers fields. If you ever have the time to visit Grand Coulee Dam and Reservoir, do it. A lot of hard work by the Greatest Generation Designed and Built this Dam.
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