About the Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its 53 power plants annually generate nearly a billion dollars in power revenues and produce enough electricity to serve more than 3.5 million homes.
Grand Coulee Dam
Grand Coulee Dam is a hydro-power facility managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Washington’s Grand Coulee Dam is one of the most impressive infrastructure projects in the United States. In fact, this massive hydro-power facility is one of the largest concrete structures ever built.
Located on the main stem of the Columbia River about 90 miles west of Spokane, Washington, the barricade is 5,233 feet long, 550 feet high, and contains 11,975,500 cubic yards of concrete. The power facilities at Grand Coulee Dam consist of power plants on both the left and right sides of the spillway on the downstream face of the dam, as well as a third power plant located on the right bank just downstream of Grand Coulee Dam.
What Grand Coulee Dam Says
“BlueCielo Meridian allows us to have up-to-date drawings at our fingertips no matter where we are on the project.”
– CAD Manager, Grand Coulee Dam