Grand Coulee


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Grand Coulee

a canyon in central Washington State, over 120 m (400 ft.) deep, at the N end of which is situated the Grand Coulee Dam, on the Columbia River. Height of dam: 168 m (550 ft.). Length of dam: 1310 m (4300 ft.)

Grand Coulee

 

a canyon on the northern Columbia plateau in the northwestern United States. It was formed by torrents of glacier waters cutting through a mass of basalt. Length, approximately 70 km; width, 2.5–7 km; depth, up to 270 m. It opens into the Columbia River valley near the city of Grand Coulee. The canyon bottom is generally dry, although there are some freshwater or saltwater lakes.

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Including the Left, Pump, Right and Third powerhouses, Grand Coulee Dam is the largest hydropower producer in the United States, with a total generating capacity of 6,809 megawatts.
66 per month, Guthrie sat down and wrote some of the greatest tributes to the natural flow of water ever penned, including "Roll On, Columbia" (a sped-up rewrite of his friend Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene") and "The Grand Coulee Dam" (to the tune of "Wabash Cannonball").
The Grand Coulee Dam was constructed on the Columbia River in northeastern Washington State from 1933 to 1942.
Only if skateboards existed back when they made Hoover and Grand Coulee and Glen Canyon.
Technical tours offered to participants include a day trip to the Palouse region where erosion is a concern with the 30 to 45 percent slopes; the Grand Coulee Dam; a modern lumber mill; and more.
I feel like a mobile Grand Coulee Dam, generating electricity as I drive about the countryside.
Developments in the United States for GE include repowering work at Grand Coulee Dam.
We chose starlings and gypsy moths and honeybees just as clearly as we chose the Grand Coulee Dam and the Sears Tower," Kim Todd argues in Tinkering with Eden: A Natural History of Exotics in America.
In 1941 the federal government dammed the Columbia River at the north end of Grand Coulee, creating a man-made reservoir named Lake Roosevelt that inundated homes, farms, and businesses, and disrupted the lives of many.
Snowpack in the Columbia Basin above Portland is the second lowest in the past half-century for this point in the season, and the snowpack for the Columbia River above the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington is already below the previous lowest reading for this time period.
One such dam, the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington, irrigated only half the land it was supposed to.
When the ice plug broke, glacial Lake Missoula surged across the Columbia Plateau, scouring out the Grand Coulee and the Columbia River Gorge.