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Grant PUD completes $120 million rehab of Wanapum Dam

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BEVERLY — Grant County PUD crews last month completed a $120 million, decade-long effort to rehabilitate all of Wanapum Dam’s 10 turbine/generating units, the utility announced in a news release Tuesday.

The Columbia River dam’s overhauled units allow for greater fish passage, produce more electricity with the same amount of water and are expected to last some 40 years, the news release said.

The overhaul is the largest project the utility has undertaken since its Columbia River dams, Wanapum and…

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