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Two Lake Roosevelt Bays Will Close to Motorized Boats

Media Contact: Kelly Bridges, (208) 378-5101,
Lynne Brougher, (509) 633-9503,

For Release: September 22, 2015

GRAND COULEE, Wash. — The Bureau of Reclamation will install wooden log booms across Moonbeam Bay and the bay at Redford Canyon beginning in late October. During construction, and upon completion of the project, motorized watercraft will be prohibited in each of these areas. Non-motorized activities will continue to be allowed in both bays.

The log booms are being placed to reduce shoreline erosion from wave action to protect critical resources in these areas. The log booms will span approximately 675 linear feet at Moonbeam Bay and 645 linear feet at Redford Canyon.

Both bays are located upstream of Grand Coulee Dam on the north shoreline of Lake Roosevelt. Moonbeam Bay is located about 15 miles from the dam and Redford Canyon is located about 24 miles from the dam.

For more information about the project, download the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact at

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Final Environmental Assessment