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Environmental Update

OPB | Nov. 20, 2012 12:45 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 11, 2013 12:15 a.m.

Just over a year ago, engineers blasted a hole in the base of Condit Dam in south central Washington. That allowed the White Salmon River to run free for the first time in nearly 100 years. The removal effort has continued throughout the past year, with crews finishing the work in September.

Explosive Breach of Condit Dam from Andy Maser on Vimeo.

This month, the White Salmon opened to kayakers for the first time, and OPB’s Amelia Templeton was there for one of the first trips. We’ll hear about how the river is recovering all the way from the canyon, where Northwestern Lake used to be, to below the former dam site.

What questions do you have about the recovery of the White Salmon river?


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