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City will state its opposition to Geezer Beach ban


The city of Coulee Dam will oppose changes to the operation of a beach upriver from the Third Powerhouse behind Grand Coulee Dam being considered by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

The city council unanimously voted last week to send a letter to that effect.

The bureau is considering restricting people from driving vehicles onto the beach during low drawdowns of Lake Roosevelt, or possibly closing the area to fishing entirely. It is seeking comments to include in its decision-making process.

The spot is popular with older anglers, from whom the beach derives its nickname. But it is also a d...

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