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Robert Skordas Named Deputy Regional Director for Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region

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BOISE, Idaho – Regional Director Lorri Lee has selected Rob Skordas as the new Deputy Regional Director for Power and Infrastructure in Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region. Skordas began his new position October 17. He replaces Terry Kent, who will retire at the end of this year. Read More >>

Reclamation Seeks Comments on Left and Right Powerhouse Modernization at Grand Coulee Dam

GRAND COULEE, Washington — The Bureau of Reclamation invites the public to comment on a proposed multiyear powerplant overhaul project at two Grand Coulee Dam powerhouses. During the 30-day comment period which ends Nov. 7, the public is encouraged to identify issues and concerns to be addressed in an Environmental Assessment on the proposed modernization and overhaul of all the generators in the Left and Right Powerhouses. Read More >>

Federal Agencies Begin Scoping Process for Columbia River System Operations EIS

PORTLAND, Oregon – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration have announced their intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Columbia River System operations and configurations for 14 federal projects in the interior Columbia Basin. Read More >>

Temporary Closures Begin at Jackson Lake Dam October 4

HEYBURN, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation will repair damaged concrete on the right side of the spillway stilling basin at Jackson Lake Dam beginning Oct. 4. During construction, the southeast side parking lot at the dam and downstream right-hand side of the river will be temporarily closed to all traffic through the end of November. Read More >>

Reclamation Awards $13.6 Million Contract to Build Fire Station at Grand Coulee Dam

GRAND COULEE, Washington — The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $13.6 million contract to Innovative Construction & Design Ltd., a small business based in Post Falls, Idaho.

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Projects & Places

Recreation & Public Use

Grand Coulee Guided Tours Grand Coulee Dam Tours

This 50-minute guided tour is free of charge and available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Read More >>

Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show

Grand Coulee's laser light show, One River, Many Voices, is held nightly at Grand Coulee Dam starting the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend through September 30. Read More >>

Black Canyon Parks Open for Reservation Black Canyon Parks in Idaho

Black Canyon Parks are open from mid-May to mid-September. Call (208) 365-2682 or check the calendar for available dates. Read More >>

Special Notice

The Pacific Northwest Regional Projects Statement of Construction Cost and Repayment presenting the relationship between project cost and repayment are available. Please contact Finance Officer, Jaime Vazquez, at (208) 378-5070 or to obtain a copy of the specific project SPCCR.

Last Updated: 10/17/16