4.30.19 It’s been 50 years since the first barge passed through the lock at Lower Monumental Dam on April 15, 1969, only a few months before the first moon landing, which is why episode 123 of Wheat All About It! is entitled: A Visit To Lo Mo, the Apollo 11 of Snake River Dams. During the coordinated three week outage of river traffic on the Columbia/Snake river system in March, a  tour organized by the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and the Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, allowed visitors to view the on-going maintenance and repairs that are necessary as part of operations at the aging infrastructure. Join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, as dam staff detail lock operations at the remote, but crucial link in the PNW grain chain. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps like Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Overcast, Radio FM and others, or listen on your computer at wagrains.org.