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Grand Coulee light show to be upgraded

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Anyone who has spent a summer’s evening within sight of the Grand Coulee Dam has probably seen its free nightly laser light show.

Lasers projected on the face of the dam create images that tell the history of the 71-year-old dam and region.

After 25 years, the show is getting a technical and content upgrade.

Bureau of Reclamation spokesman John Redding tells The Wenatchee World that tribes, irrigators and salmon biologists will have a say in the new story.

The agency awarded a $1.6 million contract to LumaLaser of Eugene, Ore., to put together the show. It will include a better sound system and lasers that use less electricity.

The new show should be ready by Memorial Day.