The lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee is looking much different Wednesday as the Columbia River has been lowered about 16 feet behind Rock Island Dam due to a crack found in Wanapum Dam's spillway structure.
The Columbia River is being spilled through the gates at Rock Island dam on Wednesday, now not sending any water through its generators because of a crack discovered in Wanapum Dam that is forcing the water level between the two dams to be lowered 26 feet.
Crescent Bar is looking more and more like it did in this photograph taken in 1918 well before Wanapum Dam was constructed. Susan Lacy who lives in a house overlooking the river, holds a newspaper clipping showing the area at that time.
The curious look through the area of an old orchard on Wednesday, normally under water at Crescent Bar. The Columbia River has been lowered about 26 feet behind Wanapum Dam because of a crack found in the spillway structure.
People investigate the scene, Wednesday, near an old orchard and adjacent to the Crescent Bar Golf Course where human bones were found on Tuesday.
Among the many birds enjoying a new found sand bar north of Walla Walla Point Park are four great herrons seen on Wednesday morning.
The chanel leading into the lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee is all dried up.
Sand is being erroded into the Columbia River at a sandbar normally protected by water at Lynden Park in Wenatchee.
An old road, normally under water, is seen on Wednesday at Crescent Bar. The Columbia River has been lowered about 26 feet behind Wanapum Dam because of a crack found in the spillway structure.