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90% of the population gain their livelihood in connection with the operation of the dam.
The city of Coulee Dam lies on the northern upstream side of Grand Coulee Dam. It straddles both sides of the Columbia River, both above and below the dam. The builders of the houses and businesses lying at the base of the spillway appear to have placed their faith in the sturdiness of a dam built to last thousands of years!
Main routes in are WA-155 from the north and south, and WA-174 from the east and west. Closest national highway is US2 to the south.
Mansfield Airport is 63 miles to the west, and Wilbur Airport is 20 miles to the southeast.
The daily Amtrak passenger service the Empire Builder runs between Seattle/Portland and Chicago. Nearby depot is in Ephrata, 60 miles to the south.
Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. Phone: 509-633-9265.
Located off Highway 155 at the base of the dam in Coulee City, the visitor center is open daily (except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offers extended hours between Memorial Day and September 29. The center is fully accessible and features hands-on exhibits, an auditorium, Laser Light Show in the summer and restrooms.
This website features local news and a directory for Coulee Dam and the surrounding area including the towns Banks Lake and Electric City.
The Star. PO Box 150, Coulee, WA 98133. Phone: 509-633-1350; Toll-free: 1-888-663-1350.
Grand Coulee Dam
The mammoth dam stretches nearly a mile in length and is nearly 46 stories tall and provides hydroelectric power for much of the western states of the US and for British Columbia, Canada.
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Discover what to do and see in Lake Roosevelt NRA VIA the National Park Foundation web site which also has photos and videos.
Roosevelt Lake NRA
The damming of the Columbia River created the 130-mile long Franklin D Roosevelt Lake. Boating, water-skiing, swimming and fishing all happen in the lake.
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