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EarthFix's Toni Tabora-Roberts and Cassandra Profita (Ecotrope) had a chance to speak with journalists Tom Banse and Ed Jahn. Both reporters were on site Wednesday when a demolition crew breached the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River. Banse and Jahn share their observations from the scene and talk about dam removal in the Northwest.
UNDERWOOD, Wash. -- Biologists and kayakers in Washington are eagerly watching how the White Salmon River evolves, in the wake of the recent removal of the Condit Dam. But area environmental groups find themselves focusing on a proposal to intensify development near the White Salmon River.
Biologists and kayakers in Washington are eagerly watching how the White Salmon River evolves, in the wake of the recent removal of the Condit Dam. But area environmental groups find themselves focusing on the shores of the river these days.
Federal fish biologists are trapping feisty, 40 pound fall Chinook in a deep pool a few miles from the mouth of the White Salmon River and using a truck to move them above the dam before it is breached next month.
Condit Dam was destroyed on Wednesday. That means salmon should be returning soon to the base of Husum Falls, upstream from where Condit recently blocked the White Salmon River. Yakama tribal fishermen are excited about fishing the falls again. But some recreational river runners are worried the tribe might soon erect fishing platforms and scaffolding across Husum Falls.
Condit Dam was destroyed on Wednesday. But that's only the beginning for the White Salmon River as people who use the river and Husum Falls differently struggle to work together -- and hope the namesake salmon return.
The White Salmon River Runs Free: Breaching the Condit Dam
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