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"The dam was a complete barrier for salmon and steelhead, and once the dam was taken out it was like a gate being opened." - Rod Engle, USFWS biologist
Jane Chorazy/USFWS


The Rebirth of a River: Salmon, Steelhead, & Kayaks Return to White Salmon River


The White Salmon is has been transformed and is adjusting to life after the removal of the Condit Dam which blocked the river for almost a century. The United States’ tallest dam removal project at the time, the 125-foot hydroelectric structure was breached Oct. 26, 2011, and totally removed from the river Sept. 14, 2012.
 


Read the OPB article on the rebirth of the White Salmon River
Watch the PacifiCorp video of the River's legacy
Check out our Flickr photo set of Condit Dam removal images

Published on: Monday, August 12, 2013


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