The wind power

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Day 8: Just now climbed out of the Columbia River Gorge and pulled into the rest stop to check out the wind power. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #ontheroad #columbiariver #roadtrip #instagood #street #streetphotography #iphone6

Columbia Basin Project

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Day 8: On the road rolling through Quincy, WA. Agriculture is big here, part of the Columbia Basin Project. Water from the Columbia River at the Grand CoulĂ©e Dam is diverted into irrigation canals and spread across more than 600,000 acres of farmland. It’s the largest water reclamation project in the U.S. Cheap power from the dams is also why large corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo put data centers here. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #ontheroad #columbiariver #roadtrip #instagood #irrigation #columbiabasinproject

Fish ladder

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Day 8: Fish ladder at Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Dam on the Columbia River. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #ontheroad #rockyreach #hydropower #columbiariver #roadtrip #instagood #fishladder #salmon

Impeller

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Day 8: Impeller for electric turbine at Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Dam on the Columbia River. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #ontheroad #rockyreach #hydropower #columbiariver #roadtrip #instagood

Elevator worker

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Day 8: Worker on the elevator at Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Dam on the Columbia River. Dude’s got it going on. @itomhyde for @burndiary #photodiary #ontheroad #rockyreach #hydropower #columbiariver #roadtrip #beard #instagood