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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.
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Given that context, Dylan came out of hiding with some very mysterious stories: at the Guthrie memorial concert at Carnegie Hall on January 20, 1968--his first appearance since his 1966 motorcycle accident--the Band backed him on three Guthrie songs: "I Ain't Got No Home" epitomized the outsider ethos that fueled Dylan's rock stature; "The Grand Coulee Dam" the type of list song Dylan updated with absurdist streaks.
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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.

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