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Light show to begin May 28


The Laser Light Show’s opening performance for the year will be Saturday, May 28, beginning at 10 p.m., Bureau of Reclamation officials stated last week.

Work on the drum gates, which has occupied most of the spring, will be finished in mid-May, which will allow a spillage of water for the Laser Light Show’s background.

The Laser Light Show, now billed as “One River, Many Voices,” is a new presentation developed for the 2014 season by Luma Laser of Eugene, Oregon.

Last year, because of a number-three drum gate leak, it was not possible to spill water for a backdrop for the laser show. The result was a disappointing presentation.

The Laser Light Show began in 1989, and was billed as one of the largest shows of its kind in the United States.

It was preceded by a colored light show that used 740 flood lamps near the base of the dam, the inspiration for the name “Colorama” for the long-running festival that occurred last week.

The current show runs about 37 minutes and runs from Memorial Day through September 30.

The Laser Light Show projected on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, including the Third Power Plant, is one of the major visitor draws to the region.

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