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Wanapum repair cost includes anchors along entire spillway

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BEVERLY — The entire spillway at Wanapum Dam, not just the one damaged section, will likely be anchored to the bedrock if current thought prevails about an adequate fix, a Grant County PUD official said Tuesday.

Kevin Nordt, the utility’s chief financial officer, Tuesday said that his $61 million estimate of the analysis and repair of the dam includes installing “strand” anchors on each of the dam’s 12 spillway “monoliths” or massive concrete bay sections.

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