Many people travel to crescent bar to kick off their summer camping season, but this year that camping area is closed due to the crack in the Wanapum dam leading to draining of the columbia river.
The Wanapum dam PR team has been working around the clock to keep the media informed about recreation use, environmental effects, and power resources. In an article that was released by the daily record the people at the Wanapum dam had to hire on another PR director to help cover all the information being released… especially after the body discovery from the low water levels…
But the biggest issue is to notify travelers what recreation areas are open for use at the beginning of the camping season. The PR team has a lot on their plates right now dealing with unhappy campers, environmentalists, and other media groups from Seattle. Implementing a crisis communication plan became very important to the Wananpum dam and getting information out to the public.
FYI Crescent bar is closed until the middle of the summer.