Video highlights Condit Dam removal impact
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
PacifiCorp started the process of removing the 100-year-old Condit Dam in October.
A beautiful new video from the folks at National Geographic highlights one of the more notable environmental events to happen in the Northwest this year, the removal of the 100-year-old Condit Dam.
PacifiCorp started the dam-removal process in October, fulfilling a settlement agreement signed in 1999. The dam Condit Dam sat about 3.3 miles upstream from the confluence of the White Salmon and Columbia Rivers.
As National Geographic puts it, removal of the dam was "a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal nationwide." The National Geographic Society runs a freshwater initiative that tracks issues pertaining to rivers, lakes and wetlands.
Check out the video, which includes some spectacular shots of the blast but also illustrates the impact of the dam removal on the local salmon population, below:
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