About all the water that’s on its way to the ocean gets halted at dams, then is carefully released to turn out lots and lots of kilowatts. Also, smart power-minded people are starting to hold up water in irrigation canals for a moment or two, and then guiding it through generators. Huge vase-shaped nuclear plants are setting here and there. Some are doing nothing because of danger and cost. Extra large-sized wind generators have been erected on wind-swept hills just south of our wheat producing paradise.
Soon a mammoth coal-hungry electrical plant will be built in our midst. Right-of-ways will plow through our territory, so wires loaded with electricity can reach power-hungry spots. Railroad expansion days will be revived. Brand new connecting tracks are going to grace our landscape and rail beds will be beefed up. All this, so a steam plant at Creston can help shove more electricity into service. Coulee Dam and all its helpers just simply cannot handle these awful loads any more.
The Spokesman-Review · 21 Jul 1982