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    Grand Coulee Dam laser light show and public tours resume Memorial Day weekend

    GRAND COULEE, Wash. – Beginning May 25, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin operations of the “One River, Many Voices” laser light show and John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant public tours. Read More>>

    Seepage assessment delays West Canal watering

    Ephrata, Wash.— Reclamation’s routine seepage monitoring along the Main Canal below Pinto Dam has identified a location with higher than normal rates of flow. This situation has prompted the Bureau of Reclamation to dewater the Main Canal prior to irrigation startup to better understand the source of the seepage water and develop a plan to address it. As a result of this activity, the filling of the West Canal will not occur as planned on March 13, 2024.Read More>>

    Agencies to host informational meeting on Flathead basin conditions

    Boise, Idaho – Managing hydrologic conditions in the Flathead basin can present complex challenges, depending on the available snowpack each water year. To aid in understanding the way the Flathead basin system is operated, Energy Keepers Inc., Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and NOAA Weather Service plan to host a virtual informational meeting on March 14, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. MST.Read More>>

    Reclamation welcomes comments on draft environmental assessment for Clear Creek Dam fish passage project

    YAKIMA, Wash. – Bull trout population recovery is a nationwide focus and is extremely important to the Bureau of Reclamation and its partners in the Yakima basin. To further efforts to improve survival, Reclamation is proposing to construct and operate a fish passage system at Clear Creek Dam in Yakima County.Read More>>

    Grand Coulee Dam Fire Station status update

    GRAND COULEE, Wash. – Construction work at the Grand Coulee Dam Fire Station is closing in on the final few months of construction activities. As of Oct. 2023, the bulk of the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and the fire protection systems were installed; the exterior concrete masonry veneer, and the polished concrete floors were completed. Read More>>

    Reclamation releases Yakima basin September water supply forecast

    YAKIMA, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation’s September 2023 water supply forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will provide senior water rights 100% of entitlements and junior water rights 73% of entitlements for the June–September total available water supply. The increase in junior water rights rose slightly from 72% from the previous month. Read More>>

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Projects & Places

Recreation & Public Use

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 >>

Go to 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 >>

Go to 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 >>

Special Notice

The Columbia-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: 5/20/24