View of Black Canyon during the delivery of a widehead turbine for Hoover Dam’s unit A-8. Hoover Dam staff members attached the turbine to the overhead crane, and delivered it safely to the exterior of the dam’s powerplant. Reclamation photographer Alex Stephens took the photo. http://on.doi.gov/Ype9u9
Watch this animation explaining how the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant works! The Pump-Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1973. It contains 12 pumps that lift water from the Columbia River up the hillside to a canal that flows into Banks Lake, which provides irrigation water to over 670,000 acres in the Columbia Basin Project. Six of the pumps can be reversed to generate hydroelectricity when demand exists. More information on Grand Coulee Dam: http://www.usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/
Our C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Strawberry Reservoir in Utah started bright and early on Saturday, 8/9/14! This annual event gives kids and teens with special needs the opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing, learning and enjoying the great outdoors.
Members of the Northwest YouthCorps thin out trees and shrubs on Reclamation land near Lake Cascade in Idaho, improving habitat and reducing the risk of wildfires. Branches, foliage, and other woody material will be burned or chipped to reduce wildfire fuel loading while large logs will be donated to local families needing assistance with winter heating.