Record Details

River Diversion

Washington State University Libraries

Field Value
Title River Diversion
Description The most precarious, and perhaps the most spectacular phase of the construction program, was the diversion of the river. This matter of river control required an exacting performance of construction operations to conform with the cycles of river flow. Excavation for the cofferdams totaled 1,328,735 cubic yards, and the fills 1,502,000 yards. The contractors reported the cost of river diversion to be nearly 6,000,000. MWAK Co. removed a pay quantity of common excavation for the dam... West bank river diversion for excavation and construction of the first phase, or base, of the Grand Coulee Dam.
Relation Part of: Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/"

Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Water diversion--Columbia River; Diversion weirs--Columbia River; Diversion weirs--Designs and plans--Columbia River; Steam cranes--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Diversion Weirs
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p61.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,687
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 61)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

© Western Waters Digital Library - GWLA member projects - Hosted and designed by the J. Willard Marriott Library