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Temporary Closure of Little Goose Dam
Scheduled for Maintenance Work

Big Country News, July 28, 2021

Gulls in search of easy eating circle the turbulent water below Little Goose Dam on the Snake River as water runs over the spillway during a spring runoff. STARBUCK, WA - Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam will temporarily close Little Goose Dam Road on Thursday, July 29 from 7:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. for a maintenance project.

The closure will block access to Little Goose Landing at Lake Bryan and prevent any public dam crossings for its duration.

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) workers will be removing an old electrical power transformer, moving it out of it’s current location and across the dam and bridge out to the boneyard where it will be stored. A new transformer will be installed in the near future. A transformer is an important component to the dam’s electrical generation process as it assists in converting power from the generators into high-voltage current.

Public dam crossings are also available at Lower Granite Lock and Dam and Lower Monumental Lock and Dam.

Related Pages:
U.S. Seeks Transformer for 810-MW Little Goose Hydro Project by Staff, Hydroworld, 4/2/15
Little Goose Dam Closed to Water Traffic by Greg Craber, Daily Fly, 9/5/18
Little Goose Dam to Have Intermittent Crossing Closures by Staff, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 6/4/18
Little Goose Lock Reopening Delayed Until April 11 by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press, 3/30/17

Temporary Closure of Little Goose Dam Scheduled for Morning of Thursday, July 29 Due to Maintenance Work
Big Country News, July 28, 2021

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