Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grand Coulee Dam

We visited Grand Coulee Dam and took the tour.  We also went there at 10 p.m. to see the laser light show.  Grand Coulee was built starting in 1933 and was originally completed in 1941 with only one generating facility.  A second generating plant was added in 1948 and a third in 1957.  This dam produces more electricity that any dam in the USA, three times more than the Hoover dam and the third most on Earth.

Water coming over the spillway at Grand Coulee
The view from atop the spillway
Lake Roosevelt behind the dam (part of the Columbia River)
One of the three generating plants
The wheelchair used by FDR at the dedication
                                                                                   Video atop the dam                    

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