Reclamation Awards Contract for Security Upgrades at Grand Coulee Dam

Media Contact: John Redding , (208) 378-5212
Craig Sprankle , (509) 633-9503

For Release: February 27, 2004

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $4 million contract to do security upgrades at Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington. Adesta, LLC., Omaha, Neb., was awarded the contract through an interagency agreement Reclamation has with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The contractor will install and upgrade integrated systems including video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, and communication sub-systems.

Grand Coulee Dam is the largest hydroelectric facility in North America and is the cornerstone of the Columbia Basin Project. The dam provides irrigation water to more then 600,000 acres and generate 19,170,987,144 kilowatt hours of electricity in 2003, enough power for the entire population of the city of Los Angeles for one year.

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