Meaning of Grand Coulee

Grand' Cou'lee

Pronunciation: (k'lē), [key]
  1. a dry canyon in central Washington: cut by the Columbia River in the glacial period. 52 mi. (84 km) long; over 400 ft. (120 m) deep.
  2. a dam on the Columbia River at the N end of this canyon. 550 ft. (168 m) high.
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