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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.

Analysis continues of the 65-foot…

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