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Columbia Basin Development League honors Richard Lemargie, hydropower advocate.

Date: 12/3/2016 2:16:00 AM

Other project features include the 6,800-MW Grand Coulee Power Complex and pump-generating plant; Banks Lake and Feeder Canal; the Main, West, East High and East Low canals; O’Sullivan Dam and Potholes Reservoir; and Potholes East Canal. Construction

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Proposed Electric City park will wait for grant

The Star

Date: 11/30/2016 10:14:00 AM

Bussert has been active in the park proposal since the city acquired the property from Banks Lake Bible Church for $25,000. The city put a $10,000 down payment on the park site and is making payments for the balance. The city plans to submit a grant

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Honoring loved ones, providing for neighbors

Lake County Record Bee

Date: 11/25/2016 8:52:00 PM

Scully Packing, Umpqua Banks, Westamerica Banks, Lake Family Resource Center and NCO Community Action Agency. Volunteers from these fill and distribute the baskets each year. Sign up dates and locations will be announced soon in this space

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Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 11/23/2016 4:30:00 PM

Trolling for big trout has been very good along the vertical cliffs in the Devil’s Lake and Goose Island areas of Banks Lake. Lake Chelan kokanee continue to provide action for fat kokanee in the vicinity of the Yacht Club. You’ll find them anywhere

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Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 10

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 11/9/2016 5:30:00 PM

Fish biologists estimate whitefish make up over 50 percent of the Banks Lake fish population, and this is negatively affecting other fish deemed more desirable. Recently, WDFW has been netting Banks Lake whitefish as part of an on-going study for

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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.


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.


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

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