Dam becomes giant waterfall

For the first time in decades, the Columbia River will be flowing over the top of Grand Coulee Dam on the Fourth of July. Producing a steady roar from 375,000 gallons per second cascading down the 300-foot spillway, the phenomenon makes for a pleasant backdrop to weekend festivities in the large park directly below the dam.
The city of Coulee Dam will put on live music each day through the Fourth. And the local chamber of commerce will cap the whole thing off with fireworks off the top of the dam Monday night.
In the meantime, chamber officials expect extra visitors this weekend just to see the spectacle of the spill.


About Scott Hunter

Editor of The Star newspaper in Grand Coulee, observer of life, history, patterns in things that matter.
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