Every day, a photograph, a poem. I snapped this view and a video of the Columbia River flowing over the Grand Coulee Dam to prevent flooding downstream as the spring melt of snow and glaciers begins to flow. It’s loud, and it’s cool, air conditioning all of west Coulee Dam! Fact Sheet.
And so, a poem….
She roars in currentsSheri Edwards
formed from melting snow
and ancient glaciers
from Canada to the Pacific Ocean,
and here, at Grand Coulee Dam,
she flows through the turbines to
generate power for two million
households every year—and
she flows through miles of canals
to irrigate six hundred eighty thousand acres
of farmlands and orchards,
powering our homes and our food supply—
the Columbia River flows with life
and roars a tumbling tale to care for earth.