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New laser show will debut in May


Last updated 4/30/2014 at 12:33pm

The all-new laser light show on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, will debut May 24, Bureau of Reclamation officials stated.

It replaces the original show developed in 1989 at a cost of $791,806.

The new show, was created under a $1.6 million contract, by LumaLaser of Eugene, Oregon, and guided by a stakeholders group made up of interest groups that benefit from the dam and Columbia Basin Project.

It has been a long time coming. The new show had been originally scheduled for sometime in 2013, but was held up by repeated changes.

The original laser show ran for 35 minutes and is one of the major visitor attractions in the area. The new show will be about 30 minutes, officials stated.

The old show was plagued off and on by equipment problems, which have already been fixed under the new contract. The audio system has also been improved, officials stated.

Lynne Brougher, public affairs officer for the BOR, said employees will get a preview peek through internal channels.

The goal, as stated by officials, was to create a more comprehensive laser story.

The contract was let by the BOR and funded through the Bonneville Power Administration.


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