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Grand Coulee Dam Pumping Plant - Night

Revitalizing and Managing the Nation’s Powerhouse, Grand Coulee Dam, Third Powerplant Overhaul

Donna DeWinkler is one of only two female electrical engineers at Grand Coulee Dam. She is the great-granddaughter of Chief Jim James, the last Chief for the Sanpoil of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. He pushed the button to begin power production at Grand Coulee Dam in 1941. Watch the video:

A whitetail deer climbs the hillside near the left power plant at the Grand Coulee Dam. Photo by David Walsh, Bureau of Reclamation.

Linemen build 300 foot tall transmission towers on a hillside adjacent to Grand Coulee Dam. The towers will support new high voltage transmission lines linking Grand Coulee’s Third Powerplant with a switchyard one mile away. The lines span 3600 feet across the Columbia River.

$1.6 Million Contract Awarded for a New Laser Light Show at Grand Coulee Dam - Grand Coulee Dam’s unique visitor’s experience is about to get a major overhaul with a $1.6 million contract. The contract was awarded by the Bureau of Reclamati…on to LumaLaser of Eugene, Ore., with funding from the Bonneville Power Administration. The money will be used to improve the overall show including replacement of the outdated laser light show and an upgrade of all equipment associated with the show, including its sound system. The modernized system will consume less electricity - realizing an energy savings of more than 75 percent.

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