Columbia River Runoff Portends
by Associated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. There should be enough water in the Columbia River Basin to produce a normal supply of electricity this spring and summer.
That's according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, which also says there should not be major price increases for electricity.
The forecast predicts this year's runoff at The Dalles Dam would be 98 percent of the 30-year historical average.
The forecast ranges from a low of 82 percent of average at Brownlee Dam on the Snake River to a high of 126 percent of normal for the Yakima River.
The forecast for giant Grand Coulee Dam was 100 percent of normal, the council said.
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