Draft study ready on Yakima Valley power line

THE TRI-CITY HERALDJanuary 1, 2013 

The Bureau of Land Management has finished a draft environmental study for a proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line from Grant County to near Selah that could cross part of Benton County.

The new line would start at the Bonneville Power Administration's Vantage substation just east of Wanapum Dam and go primarily south until it turns west near the southern portion of the Yakima Training Center and goes to the Pomona Heights substation east of Selah.

The project is proposed by Pacific Power to continue efficient service to the Yakima Valley. The draft study is posted at tinyurl.com/beu274v.

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