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Notice of Filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Columbia Basin Herald

Date: 9/21/2016 4:04:00 PM

Columbia Basin Hydropower (CBHP or Applicant) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) hereby gives notice of its intent to seek an original license for the Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project, FERC No. (Project). The proposed Project will be

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Work days set for golf course

The Star

Date: 9/21/2016 9:48:00 AM

Volunteers, bring your rakes and shovels. Banks Lake Golf Course needs your help. Golf officials there are planning the plugging of the greens and sanding them, Sept. 26–28. Jim Keene, chairman of Port District 7, which manages of the course, put out the

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Notice of Filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Columbia Basin Herald

Date: 9/20/2016 4:33:00 PM

Columbia Basin Hydropower (CBHP or Applicant) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) hereby gives notice of its intent to seek an original license for the Banks Lake Pumped Storage Project, FERC No. (Project). The proposed Project will be

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2016 Grant County hunting prospects continued

Columbia Basin Herald

Date: 9/15/2016 11:42:00 PM

GMU 272 includes 53,000 acres of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area Complex (Gloyd Seeps, Banks Lake, Sun Lakes, Billy Clapp, and Quincy Lakes units), most of which is open to hunting. There were 1,447 hunters who pursued deer in this GMU last season

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Run the Dam race set for this Saturday

The Star

Date: 9/14/2016 9:52:00 AM

The event begins on the east side of Grand Coulee Dam, takes runners up through “old Grand Coulee’s” B Street, along Banks Lake and finishing at North Dam Park, site of the Harvest Festival. Race coordinator Kelly Buche said Monday that 115 had

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• River: Upper Grand Coulee
• Length: 91 Miles
• Surface Area: 26,880 Acres
• Volume: 1,275,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 46 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 177 feet
• Length: 27 Miles
Banks Lake is a man-made impoundment in a 27-mile portion of a natural coulee. Most of the 91 miles of shoreline are ringed with basalt cliffs and talus slopes. There are about 23 islands in the reservoir.

Banks Lake can be fished year-round and is a great vacation destination. Stretching almost 27 miles from Coulee City at the south to Electric City at the north, this large reservoir is very popular with anglers pursuing many species.

Banks Lake, part of the Columbia Basin Project, was created by building two rock-faced, earthfill dams at the north and south ends of the Ice-Age channel of the Columbia River, now known as Grand Coulee. The reservoir is 27 miles long with 27,000 water surface acres. Fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, walleye, kokanee, black crappie, bullhead, and whitefish. Developed camping facilities are also available. Call 1-800-452-5687. Wildlife area information.

PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

There are 9 public access points to Banks Lake. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains 6 of these. In addition, there is access to Banks Lake at 1 city park, 1 state park and 1 privately-owned camping resort. Please see our boat ramp page for details on public access to Banks Lake, Washington - U.S.A.

ACCESSING WASHINGTON'S OUTDOORS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

See the Washington State Parks website for handicap access to Washington's outdoors.



This information courtesy of the
Recreation.gov - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WFWD) - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
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