Public Advised to Stay out of Columbia River Bed Above Wanapum Dam

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to please do not venture off shore (below the high-water mark of the reservoir) and onto the Columbia River bed upstream from Wanapum Dam.

The riverbed is unstable and extremely dangerous to walk on. Last night, firefighters rescued an adult female who sank up to her waist in the wet sand. She was scared, but thankfully uninjured.

For your safety and the safety of emergency responders, please do not enter the riverbed.

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