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Photos from: Grand Coulee Dam laser light show and public tours begin Memorial Day weekend




Over the top Water spills over Grand Coulee Dam Saturday morning as Lake Roosevelt reached an elevation of 1,267 feet above sea level and the Bureau of Reclamation began spilling about 5,000 cubic feet per second, under 4% of the river's flow. Another 146,000 cfs was flowing through the dam's generators at the time, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site that publishes the data. The USACE watches the river's flow and sets flood control parameters in spring, when runoff from melting snow in the mountains swells rivers. The photo was taken from a park below the Bureau of Reclamation's Visitor Center at Grand Coulee Dam. - Scott Hunter photo



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