The laser light show at Washington’s Grand Coulee Dam will be improved for next summer with an upgrade in equipment and a new script. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million contract to LumaLaser of Eugene, Oregon, to undertake the work.
The project will include a new sound system and other improvements that will result in an energy savings of more than 75 percent. LumaLaser will collect input from stakeholders to develop a new script that will tell the story of the dam and its impact on people, local communities and the nation’s energy needs.
Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor said the laser light show has always been a popular way to tell the story of the dam and the Columbia Basin Project, and it will continue to engage visitors and promote tourism.