condit damn

New White Salmon River
6:51 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Paddlers Explore Lower White Salmon River, Blocked For 100 Years

Photo of a salmon swimming upstream.
Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Last week, power company PacifiCorp quietly announced it had finished removing the Condit dam in southwest Washington. It’s the second largest dam removal ever in the United States, and it’s revealed a stretch of the White Salmon River that was lost for 100 years.

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New Washington River
6:40 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Undammed White Salmon River Opens To Paddlers

Photo of the Condit Dam before it was blown up.
Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A new stretch of whitewater opened this month on the White Salmon River in Southwest Washington. It’s a river that used to be blocked by the Condit Dam.

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Condit Dam Demolition
4:30 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Demolition Of Washington's Condit Dam Nearing Completion

A file photo of Condit Dam before it was breached by explosives.
D. Kvamme PacifiCorp

Federal regulators have granted a short extension to complete the removal of Condit Dam on southwest Washington's White Salmon River. Originally, demolition crews were supposed to be done with the nearly year-long project by August 31.

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