Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Recent Dam Photos



This Aerial photograph of Grand Coulee Dam was taken by Craig Brougher during
the 2015 annual shoreline investigation of Lake Roosevelt. Grand Coulee Dam is
in the foreground and Steamboat Rock and Banks Lake are in the background.

This photograph by Bureau of Reclamation Hydrologic Technician Craig Brougher shows the backside of Grand Coulee Dam, with Lake Roosevelt on the right, above the dam; and Rufus Woods Lake on the left, below the dam, both of which are part of the Columbia River. The town of Coulee Dam is actually two communities on opposite sides of the river, Engineers Town with its Maple Trees showing their Fall colors, and Mason City across the bridge. Both communities were incorporated in 1959 into the town of Coulee Dam.

Evening shot of Grand Coulee Dam on forebay shot may be even better.
Dennis King photo

Flood control water over the spillway

May 2018: Recently reopened fishing spot  near the Third Powerhouse,
which had been closed  after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2011.

1965 view of Grand Coulee Dam by Edward J. Powell

May 2016: New Momma with twins taking a stroll up Grand Coulee Dam.
Shonita Ratcliff was able to capture a great scene.

The Columbia River tops Grand Coulee Dam as extra water makes its way from Canada, filling local reservoirs. The spill has been cooling the town of Coulee Dam during the high heat of the last couple days, with temperature differences of at least 15 degrees from Grand Coulee to Coulee Dam. As of last Friday, the spill was expected to continue through this week. — Scott Hunter photo, July 3, 2013

People often ask where Lake Roosevelt begins. Here is a photo taken above Grand Coulee Dam, where the "lake" starts, backing up into Canada to the headwaters of the Columbia River.

A recent photo of the Dam by pilot John Sullivan.

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