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District disagrees with bureau over impact dam projects have on schools


The Grand Coulee Dam School District is contesting the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s claim in a draft Environmental Assessment concerning the minimal impact it says a project will have on the district.

The USBR is planning on a 10-year project to update three generators, G19-21, in the Third Powerhouse starting in 2023, similar to the ongoing project of updating G22-24 that started in 2010, and is estimated to cost $100 million.

The USBR’s Environmental Assessment for the proposed G19-21 update, states that the project would have at most 103 workers and “could result in an increased en...

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