Columbia basin project


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Columbia basin project,

central Wash., a multipurpose development of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation providing irrigation, hydroelectric power, and flood control. Its key unit, the Grand Coulee DamGrand Coulee Dam
, 550 ft (168 m) high and 4,173 ft (1,272 m) long, on the Columbia River, N central Wash., NW of Spokane; built 1933–42 as a key unit in the Columbia basin project of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
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, provides the project with power and pumps the waters of the Columbia River into an irrigation system comprising a series of lakes, reservoirs, and numerous canals. Irrigation was begun in 1948. In 1969 the project had an installed hydroelectric power generation capacity of 2,333,000 kW. O'Sullivan Dam (200 ft/61 m high; 19,000 ft/5,791 m long; completed 1949) on Crab Creek, the project's southernmost dam, is one of the largest earthfill dams in the United States and impounds Potholes Reservoir.
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There is nothing out of the ordinary about private financed/funded distribution systems operating in the Columbia Basin Project as some 18,000 acres of land are already served by privately-developed irrigation systems off the East Low Canal.
Long-time farmer from Connell, Orman Johnson, was elected chairman of the Columbia Basin Development League which was created in 1964 to support the federal Bureau of Reclamation's Columbia Basin Project.
The Columbia Basin Development League promotes the orderly extension of irrigation infrastructure to eligible lands within the Columbia Basin Project, and recent focus by the League is to prevent economic and environmental disaster by replacing Odessa Aquifer groundwater withdrawals with project water.
As a result of the Odessa Subarea Special Study EIS findings, Reclamation, the State of Washington, and the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District are preparing to replace approximately 70,000 acres of groundwater- based irrigation with Columbia Basin Project surface water.
09SP101729 for construction services on the Weber Siphon Project, as part of the Columbia Basin Project in Grant County, Washington.
The Grand Coulee Dam, the centerpiece of the Columbia Basin project, was completed in 1942.
Given the stable supply of Columbia Basin Project irrigation water in Grant County, irrigated agriculture in Grant County will continue to evolve and expand as the continued shift to high-value irrigated crops shapes the county's future economic development and increases the county's economic impact.
The other "Top Ten Public Works Projects of the Twentieth Century" named by the APWA are: Golden Gate Bridge Grand Coulee Dam & Columbia Basin Project Hoover Dam - Boulder Canyon Hyperion Treatment Plant, Los Angeles Interstate Highway System Panama Canal (Panama was a U.

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