Reclamation will host 120th Anniversary Celebration Event at Grand Coulee Dam next June 13

Head of Reclamation will give keynote address

 

Last updated 6/13/2023 at 7:06am

Scott Hunter

Grand Coulee Dam with its third, right, and left power plants. The 120th anniversary of the Bureau of Reclamation will take place in the Lower Visitor Center Park, part of which is seen at lower right.

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to host an event next Tuesday at Grand Coulee Dam to celebrate the Bureau's 120 years of service in the Pacific Northwest that will include the national head of the agency. Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Grand Coulee Dam is the main feature of the Columbia Basin Project and Reclamation's largest multipurpose project.

The event will be held in the park below the Visitor Center at the dam, Tuesday, June 13, from 12–12:45 p.m.

Grand Coulee Dam comprises three major hydroelectric power generating plants and a pump generating plant. The facilities provide power generation, irrigation, flood control, stream flow regulation for fish migration, navigation, and recreation.

The economic values of the Columbia Basin Project include irrigated crops valued at $1.2 billion annually, hydropower production of approximately $500 million annually, and the prevention of more than $206 million in flood damages since 1950.

 

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