COULEE DAM — The unveiling of a new state-of-the-art laser light show to replace Grand Coulee Dam’s current show has been postponed until next summer.
“One River, Many Voices” will tell the story of the dam through the perspectives of different groups.
After reviewing the draft, the 14 “voices” involved in developing that story since last September decided more work is needed to make sure the new show is balanced, entertaining, accurate and inspiring, a news release from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said.
Reclamation operates the dam and visitors center, and offers the free outdoor shows nightly from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The current show, called “Water and Life,” has not changed for 25 years.
Last year, Reclamation commissioned LumaLaser in Oregon to redo the show for $1.6 million. In addition to a new story, audiences can expect clearer sound and state-of-the-art visuals.
The show was tentatively scheduled to replace the old show on Memorial Day, and then in early August.
The old show will continue through this summer.