Wanapum Dam

Governor's Office

Ross Reynolds speaks with Anna King, inland correspondent for the Northwest News Network, about the recent discovery by engineers that a 50-year-old math error is to blame for a large crack in the Wanapum Dam.

Governor Jay Inslee was able to get up close to drilling machines on the damaged Wanapum Dam in central Washington Wednesday. He visited Wanapum after it came out this week that the dam’s massive crack was caused by fundamental design errors and bad concrete pours in 1960.

An extensive investigation by the Grant County utility district revealed Tuesday that a host of problems caused the massive crack in Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in central Washington.

Officials in central Washington revealed the latest update on how much it will cost to fix the massive crack in Wanapum Dam -- and how long it will take.

The Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.

The drawdown of water behind Wanapum Dam in central Washington is exposing dozens of human gravesites and hundreds of Native American cultural artifacts.

Central Washington could be in for a bummer of a summer as Grant County officials have said they won’t nail down the cause of the crack on Wanapum Dam until June.

This summer could be a bust for a resort community in central Washington after a crack in the Wanapum Dam forced operators to draw down the Columbia River more than 25 feet.

High winds on the Columbia River are hampering forensic work on the damaged Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.

Two skeletons found upstream of the cracked Wanapum Dam have been handed over to Northwest tribes.

Dozens of central Washington fruit farmers are still high-and-dry without water for their valuable fruit trees.

Dam engineers are continuing to keep the pool behind the ailing structure drawn down to relieve pressure.

The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating a problem for migrating salmon.

In central Washington, state officials and farmers are scrambling to save orchards at risk of drying up because of a drawdown of the Columbia River.

State officials are reporting the discovery of a second set of human remains near the cracked Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in Eastern Washington state.

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