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Banks Lake - Grand Coulee WA

Cou·lee : ko͞olē : [noun] : a deep ravine carved by receding glaciers in a lava flow.

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There are many coulees in central Washington state,

Grand Coulee, Moses Coulee, Frenchman Coulee, Foster Coulee, Horse Lake Coulee,

and Washtucna Coulee to name a few.

In summer the coulees are extremely hot and dry,

with only 3-6 inches of annual average rainfall.

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But here we see a canyon wall of Grand Coulee near Coulee City

that is covered in green sagebrush, white Lupine and yellow Balsamroot,

with the odd willow here and there at the edge of the Columbia River

(here known as Banks Lake, part of the reservoir system down river from Grand Coulee Dam).

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The greens of spring and the wild flowers are such a delight to the eye,

knowing summer is just around the corner

and they will wither in the blistering heat,

gone for another year.

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~Blessings Always~

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