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Chelan PUD lifts emergency status at Rock Island Dam

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD Wednesday lifted a “non-failure” emergency condition that has been in place at Rock Island Dam since late February.

Strong seasonal riverflows and action taken by utility officials has restored normal operations at the dam, at least for now.

PUD officials declared the non-failure emergency in early March for both its Columbia River dams — Rocky Reach and Rock Island — when a crack was discovered on part of the spillway at Wanapum Dam, 36 miles…

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