Last updated: June 26, 2013
In late October 2011, PacifiCorp took the first steps to remove the 98-year-old Condit Dam from the White Salmon River. At 125 feet, Condit Dam will be the second-highest dam removal project in the United States, following the Elwha dam, where deconstruction began in late September.
The White Salmon River, a river that was blocked to salmon, steelhead and bull trout, is now free-flowing and filled with lush habitat for swimming and spawning. The October breaching is just the beginning of a year-long project to set the White Salmon River free. This spring, the dam was carefully dismantled as onlookers waited for the river to slowly come back to life.
For more information on the Condit Dam removal, click here.
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