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Water Running Over The Top of Grand Coulee Dam

GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash. - A very rare phenomena is happening at the dam. Water is continuously flowing over the spillway. This hasn't happened for years. A representative at the Visitor Center said the high volume is due to lots of rain and lots of snow runoff from the Canadian Rockies which is the primary source of water for the Columbia River.
Holly Allen from Electric City sent us the following information.
The water is so high it is running over the top of Grand Coulee Dam. They are running the three power houses and still it is running over the top.
The Spokane river is high and it runs into the Columbia/Lake Roosevelt and here is comes over the dam and on down the Columbia River.
 
I had to get going but I did take those pictures on Tuesday June 15th after it had been running over the top for over 24 hours.
I just think it is amazing that water is running over not being held back by the largest dam we have.
I am glad I am above the Dam!  But think of the Dams down the Columbia.  They are all smaller starting with Chief Joseph.
If people ever wondered if we should take the dams out, this should convince them they really do more than make the power for our homes.
 
The Eagles have even been hunting near the dam.  The water is swift and fish go over the top. I know you are busy and you don't need to put these on TV. but I thought I owed you more of an explanation that I gave you yesterday.
 
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