Scale Model of Grand Coulee<br><br><br> Modelling the Dam<br><br><br> Early Excavation Operations at Grand Coulee Dam<br><br><br> Workers remove weathered and unsound surface rock in<br> the bottom of the Columbia River Channel to provide<br> for a watertight union of granite bedrock and the dam. Bureau workmen stretch bolts on the scrollcase in east powerhouse at <br>Grand Coulee dam as part of the turbine installation process.<br><br> View of pit 6—the scrollcase is now in place<br><br><br> Man gives scale to Bacon Siphon<br><br><br> Construction of the spillway section of Grand Coulee<br><br><br> Electric City Storage Yard—installing reinforcing steel during<br> powerhouse construction.<br><br> Tons of granite boulders were trucked in to the site to prevent the<br> erosion of the riverbanks caused by the Columbia's 350-foot <br>fall over the Grand Coulee spillway.<br> Workers bend reinforcing bars for use in Dry Coulee Canal<br><br><br> Winchester Wasteway—the floor pour is complete and the concrete<br> finisher sets bolts in the fresh concrete.<br><br> Canal-lining equipment moves through Ephrata, Washington.<br><br><br> A farmer outside of Pasco, Washington brings a portion of the<br> Columbia to his water-starved crops.<br><br> A map created by the Army Corps of Engineers recruitment program<br> illustrating completed and existing Corps projects throughout the northwest.<br><br> Website Image 1 - Man stands on syphon.<br><br><br> Website Image 2 - View of the spillway section.<br><br><br> Website Image 3 - Car parked in completed section of Main Canal.<br><br><br>

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