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Hydroelectric Power Plants in Washington (U.S. State) - Grand Coulee Dam, Condit Hydroelectric Project, Bonneville Dam, Elwha Dam (Paperback) Loot Price: R394
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Hydroelectric Power Plants in Washington (U.S. State) - Grand Coulee Dam, Condit Hydroelectric Project, Bonneville Dam, Elwha Dam (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 136. Not illustrated. Chapters: Grand Coulee Dam, Condit Hydroelectric Project, Bonneville Dam, Elwha Dam, Nooksack Falls, Snoqualmie Falls, Rocky Reach Dam, List of Dams in the Columbia River Watershed, Culmback Dam, Rock Island Dam, Lake Chelan Dam, Mcnary Dam, the Dalles Dam, John Day Dam, Priest Rapids Dam, Skagit River Hydroelectric Project, Lower Granite Dam, Chief Joseph Dam, Ice Harbor Dam, Wanapum Dam, Box Canyon Dam, Cushman Dam No. 1, Glines Canyon Dam, Lower Monumental Dam, Little Goose Dam, Wells Dam, Alder Dam, Cushman Dam No. 2, Weeks Falls, Mossyrock Dam, Diablo Dam, Merwin Dam, Yale Dam, Swift Dam, Boundary Dam, Roza Dam, Wynoochee Dam. Excerpt: Grand Coulee Dam - The dam was built under the auspices of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Columbia Basin Project for irrigation of desert areas of the Pacific Northwest and for the production of electricity. Central Washington's Columbia Basin was a slightly over-ambitious candidate for a dam. The Columbia was by far the largest river anyone had ever considered damming. A Spokane group wanted a safer 134-mile (216 km) gravity flow canal from the Pend Oreille River at Albeni Falls. And the original low dam design would have been useful for regulating navigation flows, and for hydroelectic power, but it would have been too far below the top of the canyon to make it useful for irrigation of the fertile loess soil of the basin. The controversy over which project should go forward was a central issue of Washington state politics in the 1920s. By the 1930s, after thirteen years of debate and several studies, and with the Depression in full swing, Roosevelt was eager for large public works. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the dam as a Public Works Administration project, and Congress appropriated funding for the low dam. Two years later, the a...

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 138
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-62361-0
Barcode: 9781155623610
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LSN: 1-155-62361-4

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