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Completed Spillway Bucket

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Completed Spillway Bucket
Description This shows approximately a thousand foot section of the spillway bucket just before cutting of the downstream arm of the cofferdam, resulting in the permament flooding of this area. On June 01, 1942 the first water passed over the drumgates in the spillway section. Thus a giant waterfall of singular beauty and immense volume was born. It was then that this bucket took up the task of dissipating this enormous energy. Half a dozen trenches were drilled into the tailrace bedrock between the... The bucket was chosen after consideration of lifetime erosion and based on the Bureau of Reclamation calculations the lip erodes around 2 inches every six years, and assuming no maintenance, the lip would disappear after 715 years.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library:; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Spillways--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Outlet conduit--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete--Formwork--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cranes, derricks, etc.--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Trestles; Spillways--Washington--Grand Coulee Dam
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p190.jpg,1029
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 190)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
Rights To order a reproduction please see: , 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

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