Lower Granite Dam
I was in the Palouse region of Washington and noticed on a map that Lower Granite Dam and Lock on the Snake River was a short drive away. It was a rainy day, so I decided the detour, even if nothing made a good image, would be interesting. I stood on the northern bank of the river for this photo, which is a panorama of three images.
The bluffs on the right provide a contrasting background to the dam. They rise about 1200 feet above the river.
The rated capacity of the powerhouse is 810 MW. The lock chamber has a lift of 86 feet. On the right is part of the fish chute system, which gently bypasses salmon around the dam using what is basically an oversized water-park slide.
Date: 24 May 2019
Location: Whitman County, Washington, United States
Original resolution: 36 MP
Processing: Processed from RAW using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 10