July 11, 2018
Yesterday we drove to see the Grand Coulee Dam. It is such a contrast to see the Columbia River against the dry countryside. It makes the water look particularly refreshing.
Sadly, there is no way for fish to pass the dam. Instead, the dam funds three fish hatcheries in Leavenworth, Winthrop, and Entiat where they produce over 2 million fish. In 2016, Reclamation took the first steps to developing the science to look into the feasibility of fish passage and reintroduction. When the study is complete, Reclamation will decide what to do.
We continue to enjoy the wildlife around the little lake at our campground. I have been kayaking everyday and often we sit in the shade by the lake and watch the bird activity. There are lots of juveniles being fed by their parents. I’m including some favorite pictures from yesterday and today.