A lot of the terrain is flat and some places you can see for miles.
And here is the first glimpse of Lake Roosevelt and Grand Coulee. ( Don't mind the reflection of peanuts on the dash - they were there in case I got hungry).
Grand Coulee Dam is often called the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is the largest dam in the state of Washington and the largest concret structure in the United States . It is one mile long and is 550 feet high - four times as large as the great pyramids
It is the third largest hydroelectric facility in the world. Not only does it provide 6.5 million kw of power it also irrigates over half a million acres of farm land in the Columbia Basin.v
Here is the backside of the dam.
and the spillway and left powerplant.
Spillway and left and right powerplants.
Third power plant and visitor center.
If you notice there are two parking lots for visitors.
and a picture to prove I was there.
I took over 150 pictures and it was hard to narrow them down. I split them up and will put some more photos in the next post, and maybe the next and the next. It truly is a beautiful area with lots of history.
Until next time, in the words of my Father, "That's it for Today".