Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 30, 2014: Wanapum and Priest Rapids fish bypass units ready for juvenile migration

Juvenile salmon and steelhead passage is now underway at Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams. Juvenile passage at Wanapum Dam will be accommodated through the dam’s fish bypass unit, spillways and advanced turbines, which all remain functional under the current reservoir … Continue reading

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April 22, 2014 Preliminary estimate given for Wanapum Dam repairs

Grant PUD’s Board of Commissioners were presented with a preliminary estimate of potential costs associated with repairs to the fracture at Wanapum Dam’s spillway. The estimate of $61 million, given during the commission meeting today, (April 22) includes all costs … Continue reading

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04/16/14 First of spring chinook swim safely past Wanapum and Rock Island dams

Initial data reveals fish ladder modifications are effective Beverly, WA – Initial results reveal that modifications to Wanapum and Rock Island dam’s fish ladders are allowing safe passage to upstream migrating adult salmon and steelhead. Direct observation studies demonstrate salmon … Continue reading

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April 15, 2014: Grant and Chelan PUDs ready for adult chinook spring runs

Fish hauling program begins at Priest Rapids Dam and Rock Island location 1 fish ladder  extension completed Quincy, WA – Modifications of the left-bank fish ladder at Wanapum Dam and location 1 on the right bank of Rock Island Dam … Continue reading

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April 9, 2014: Foundation not a contributing factor in dam fracture

BEVERLY, Wash. – The foundation below Wanapum Dam was not a factor in creating the fracture discovered on the dam’s spillway pier monolith No. 4. The team of engineers and analysts has determined that the fracture was not caused by: … Continue reading

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4-01-14 Drilling work continues at Wanapum Dam

BEVERLY, Wash. – A drilling team has completed six investigative holes into the Wanapum Dam spillway pier monolith No. 4 as part of the forensic examination of a fracture found in the structure on Feb. 27. Drilling will resume after … Continue reading

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