Graphic image of the Banks Lake Feeder Canal

Banks Lake Feeder Canal
by Ralston Crawford (1906-1978)
Oil on canvas, 16" x 24"
Banks Lake Feeder Canal, Colombia Basin Project, Washington.

The Columbia Basin Project is a major water resource development in central Washington State with Grand Coulee Dam as the project's primary feature. Water stored behind Grand Coulee Dam is lifted by giant pumps into the Banks Lake Feeder Canal and then into Banks Lake. The water stored in Banks Lake is used to irrigate a million acres of land stretching 125 miles from Grand Coulee Dam.