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  • In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches

    With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat …

  • Reservoir refilling behind Wanapum Dam

    Repairs to a cracked spillway on the Wanapum Dam have progressed to the point where the reservoir can be refilled to normal levels.

  • Salmon migration steady despite dam repairs

    Salmon appear to be migrating up the Columbia River unimpeded by fish ladder extensions prompted by the drawdown and repairs to Wanapum Dam. However, fish biologists are still concerned whether …

  • Salmon anglers turning out for record season

    Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October. The …

  • Guide: It’s a dam f ine season for chinook, sockeye

    It wasn’t exactly business as usual at the base of Wanapum Dam for Spokane fishing guide Dave Grove on Tuesday. The opening day of the upper Columbia River salmon season …

  • Drawdown of Columbia River reservoir creates problems, opportunities

    VANTAGE, Wash. – Mud, lots of mud, with a river flowing through it. Anja Reynolds gaped at an unfamiliar Columbia last week as her husband, Dave, and their three kids …

  • Possible causes of Wanapum Dam crack narrowed

    Pressure from the water behind Wanapum Dam may have contributed to the big crack that has disrupted operations at the structure, the Grant County Public Utility District said Wednesday. The …

  • Possible human bones found along Columbia River

    CRESCENT BAR, Wash. — The Grant County sheriff’s office says what detectives believe are human bones have been found along the Columbia River in an area newly uncovered by the …

  • Crack found in Wanapum Dam on Columbia River

    EPHRATA, Wash. — The Grant County Public Utility District has decided to draw down the water level behind the Wanapum Dam after divers found a crack in a spillway pillar.



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