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Wanapum Dam repair work at its peak

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BEVERLY — It’s been a long summer of drilling, drilling and more drilling at Wanapum Dam, and workers have begun cinching the massive structure’s cracked spillway more securely to bedrock.

“Work is at its peak right now,” Grant County PUD spokesman Tom Stredwick said of the normally clear spillway deck crowded with hard-hatted workers, drilling rigs, work lights, giant spools of cable. “It’s a very active construction site.”

Crews have drilled some 60 anchor holes in the spillway; more than…

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