This June 3, 2011 photo shows the Columbia River near the John Day Dam, east of the city of The Dalles, Ore. Mount Hood is shown in the back ground. A big spring rise in the Columbia River basin has ... more 
This June 3, 2011 photo shows the Columbia River near the John Day Dam, east of the city of The Dalles, Ore. Mount Hood is shown in the back ground. A big spring rise in the Columbia River basin has finally washed out to sea, meaning that turbines in the region's wind farms are back at full output. While the basin was awash in runoff from heavy mountain snows and a cold, late spring, generators at dams in the region were producing electricity at full tilt. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rick Bowmer
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 4:05 PM EDT