Flying Adventure: Wind Turbines on the Palouse
Last Sunday, Mike and I decided to take a Sunday late-afternoon flight, as we often do. We decided to fly up around Oakesdale and Rosalia, about 30 minutes by car from where we live, or 10 minutes by air. They're putting up a wind turbine farm there, a $170 million project.
The turbines will harness enough wind to generate power for about 25,000 homes in Whitman County. They are quite spectacular to look at. You can't tell from the pictures, but they are each about 300 feet tall. Their blades are about 150 feet long.