Shoreline at Wanapum Re-Opening

Wanapum Dam Almost Back to Normal

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — The Grant Public Utility District says public access to most of the shoreline at the Wanapum Dam reservoir will be restored at noon Wednesday, including the boat launch at Wanapum State Park.

The shoreline was closed last March after the utility lowered the water level 26 feet in response to a crack in the spillway.

Repairs have allowed the utility to raise the reservoir level by 17 feet. Some areas of the shoreline are still off limits.

Repair work continues at the Columbia River dam near Ephrata. The utility says the reservoir should be back to normal this summer.