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Columbia River Flood Stage

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Columbia River Flood Stage
Description Here is shown the river at flood stage during the spring of 1936. The east cofferdam area has been deliberately flooded to save the temporary wooden cofferdam. Work on the east end of the MWAK high trestle has been suspended, but erection of the east mixing plant is being carried on to completion. This view gives some idea of the enormous force and volume of the river to be reckoned with in the cofferdam work. Behind the west cofferdam, work is proceeding writhing 150 feet of the river,... the east side cofferdam has been flooded with three pipes to conserve the temporary cofferdam and deal with the rising waters of the Columbia River.
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Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Suspension Bridge--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cofferdams--Construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Cranes, derricks, etc.--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Lattice boom cranes (Excavating machinery)--Grand Coulee Dam (Wash." Floods--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Flood control--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Diversion structures (Hydraulic engineering)--Design and construction--Columbia River Cofferdams; Flood--Columbia River
Type Photographs
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v1p71.jpg,693
Date 1936 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 1, Page 71)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
Rights To order a reproduction please see: , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English

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