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Damage analysis at Wanapum Dam still inconclusive

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BEVERLY — Analysis at Wanapum Dam has not yet shown what caused a crack along the entire 65-foot width of one of the spillway’s 12 massive foundation sections.

A team has drilled six holes in the damaged spillway section to try to measure the crack’s overall shape and size, PUD spokesman Tom Stredwick said in an email Tuesday.

Windy weather has delayed the drilling process, which is currently halted until a new drilling platform, less susceptible to wind, is built…

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