The tsunami survival pod being developed by a Mukilteo company will not make its earlier scheduled drop over Palouse Falls this weekend.
Julian Sharpe, president of Survival Capsule, had earlier planned to go over the falls April 26 in a capsule designed to allow people to ride out a tsunami.
But the low snowpack in Washington state has kept the amount of water going over the falls too low, Sharpe said. The company is looking for a new location to test the pod, possibly in Iceland.
If it still needs a test site next year, it would again consider Palouse Falls, a 35-mile drive east of Connell, Sharpe said.
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Columbia Basin Dive Rescue supported the drop of a pod — loaded with weights and a dummy, but no person — off Palouse Falls in late February. Then the pod held together, but a sandbag in the pod was not properly secured and broke the crash test dummy.