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Time Lapse Website for Removal of Condit DamSubmitted by Rupak Thapaliya on Thu, 2011-08-25 12:22
The Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington will be breached on October 26, 2011. The dam has been in place since 1913 and has been a major barrier that has devastated the White Salmon River's salmon and steelhead runs by reducing their habitat to only three miles. Removal of the dam will open 33 miles of habitat for steelhead and 14 miles of habitat for chinook, chum and coho salmon as well as five miles of recreational boating runs.
PacifiCorps decided in 1999 that removing the dam would be more cost effective than building a fish passage system to keep the hydropower project running. More information on the project is available at http://whitesalmonriver.org/.