Tag Archive: Grant Co. PUD

Bonneville Dam sockeye salmon run notches record

By: Mike Prager The Spokesman-Review The growing abundance of sockeye salmon on the Columbia River reached a new milestone this week with passage of another record run at Bonneville Dam. It is the third record-breaking run in the past five years. Through … Read on 

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Juvenile salmon get helicopter parenting

Utility uses tagged fish to check migration systems’ efficiency Christine Pratt Wenatchee World WENATCHEE – See any helicopters dipping baskets into the Columbia River below Rock Island Dam lately? It’s not what you may be thinking. The Grant County Public Utility … Read on 

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Drawdown of Columbia River reservoir creates problems, opportunities

By: Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review 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 stretched their legs at a park … Read on 

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Possible causes of Wanapum Dam crack narrowed

By: Nicholas K. Geranios Associated Press 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 cause of the crack remains … Read on 

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Murky outlook at Wanapum Dam

By: Kate Prengaman Yakima Herald-Republic VANTAGE — The boat ramp stretches out into mud, mud and more mud. Nearly 100 feet of mud now stands between the launch at Wanapum Recreational Area and the water. That’s what a 26-foot drop … Read on 

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Grant PUD honored for fish bypass

By Lynne Lynch Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA – Grant County PUD engineer Dana Jeske recently accepted the Outstanding Stewards of Americans Waters award from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in Washington, D.C. Grant PUD earned the award for its Wanapum … Read on 

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