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Spectacular Time Lapse Dam "Removal" Video | National Geographic

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October 28, 2011 — The White Salmon River in Washington state is flowing again as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled with explosives Wednesday. The reservoir draining took about 2 hours. Further demolition is scheduled in 2012. The event is a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal nationwide.
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26 thoughts on “Spectacular Time Lapse Dam "Removal" Video | National Geographic

  1. As a kid I used to catch salmon in that hole. It will never be open for fishing again. In fact they shut down the entire valley up from there and military special forces have done training up there recently. My highschoop friend worked there and I've seen large cracks and leaks in the dam dam. Had to go anyways.

  2. Seems to me they should have lowered the lake level slowly over a period of time. This would allow the vegatation to catch up as the lake lowered to prevent erosion.

  3. could people simply open the gate to let the water drain before blowing it up ? the sudden release of immense amount of water and drop in water level inside the reservoir for sure killed lots of fishes and wild animals ! how could the state government be so stupid !?

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