American Experience

The Impact of Grand Coulee Dam

Clip: Season 24 Episode 6 | 1m 13s

Eight years after beginning construction, the Grand Coulee Dam was dedicated in front of a crowd of 8,000 on March 22, 1941. The dam's success created an insatiable demand for electricity, and the dam, along with others that were erected on the Columbia in the years following, served as the fuel for the growth of the metropolitan areas of the American West.

Aired: 04/03/12

Rating: NR

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