Electric power from the Columbia Basin reclamation project.
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Electric power from the Columbia Basin reclamation project. by United States. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English


  • Columbia Basin Project (U.S.),
  • Electric power distribution -- Columbia River Watershed

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The Physical Object
Pagination1 folder ([12] p.) :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17634731M

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The Columbia Basin Project is located in the central part of Washington State in the counties of Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Stevens, Okanogan, Grant, Lincoln, and Walla Walla. The primary feature of the project is Grand Coulee Dam, which is located on the main stem of the Columbia River about 90 miles west of : Joe Simonds. Electric power from the Columbia Basin reclamation project. Reclamation Bureau. Print book: National government publication. Language: English. Publisher: [] also tagged: columbia river, dams, electricity, history Electric power from the Columbia Basin reclamation project. by United States. Bureau of Reclamation.; Print. In addition to boosting production of foodstuffs, the Columbia Basin Project has brought hydroelectric energy to a power-hungry section of the country, and the generators at Grand Coulee are helping the farmers to pay the cost of the development of project lands for irrigation. Some of the generation produced by the Bureau of Reclamation is designated for the use of the irrigation project. This is known as ‘Reserve Power’. Big Bend Electric Cooperative is working with federal agencies and the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District on contract language that insures this preferential treatment.

Bureau of Reclamation: Endangered Species Act, section 7 consultation: biological opinion: reinitiation of consultation on operation of the federal Columbia River power system, including the juvenile fish transportation program, and 19 Bureau of Reclamation projects in the Columbia Basin / ([Seattle: National Marine Fisheries Service], Columbia river basin Army authorized bill Bitterroot Bitterroot Valley Bonneville Dam Bonneville Power Administration Budget Bully Creek Bureau of Reclamation CHAIRMAN Columbia Basin account Columbia Basin project Columbia River Basin Commission Congress construction costs Corps of Engineers correct Department Dixon facilities Federal Power. Basin Electric was the first utility in the nation to require that strip-mined land be returned to rolling countryside. That requirement was written into Basin Electric's first coal contract long before rules and regulations on mined land reclamation were enacted. Columbia Basin Electric has grown from its original membership of roughly to over 3, members and is part of a nationwide group of RUS Financed cooperatives employ people to provide electric service to 8 million Americans. Columbia Basin Electric has 18 local employees.

When fully developed, the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project will reclaim aver 1,, acres of land, regulate the flow of the Columbia River far the benefit of downstream power plants and navigation, and develop electric energy to be used in pumping for irrigation and far other purposes, on the project . Development of by-product power in the Columbia Basin reclamation project. Today, the Columbia Basin Project is the largest water reclamation project in the United States, providing irrigation water to , acres and generating 6, megawatts of hydropower. Agriculture flourishes because of the abundance of water, fertile soils, sunshine and the day growing season. The Columbia Basin Project is an immense irrigation development in central Washington state that provides water from the Columbia River to about , acres (, hectares) on the Columbia project is in the Big Bend area of the river, which includes the cities of Ephrata, Quincy, Moses Lake, and Othello.