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Reservoir unveiled

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Photo by Roger Harnack

Gov. Jay Inslee uses over-size scissors while Roza’s Jim Williard, from left, Ric Valicoff and Jason Sheehan use regular scissors to cut a ribbon, marking the official opening of a new reservoir.

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The glassy surface of the Roza Re-Regulation Reservoir reflects the surrounding grass covered hills.

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Roza Irrigation District Engineering Manager Wayne Sonnichsen explains the size and scope of the $30 million Roza project, which Gov. Jay Inslee, seated, helped make possible.

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Gov. Jay Inslee joins Van Gundy family members, not in order, Anna Van Gundy; daughters, Krysti Febus and Rhonda Crane; granddaughters, Emma Febus and Teagan Van Gundy, and Ashley Crane for a photograph after yesterday’s dedication.

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Roza Board President Ric Valicoff welcome the families and dignitaries to the ribbon cutting.

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The spillway will aid in heavy rainfall and snowmelt overflow from the reservoir.

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From left, Roza Irrigation Director Scott Revell; Roza board members Will Jones Jason Sheehan, Jim Williard, Ric Valicoff and David Minch; federal Bureau of Reclamation’s Wendy Christiansen; Gov. Jay Inslee; state Department of Ecology Office of Columbia River’s Tom Tebb; and state department of Agriculture Director Derrick Sandison were on hand for the grand-opening of the new reservoir yesterday.

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