Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Condit Dam Removal Will Go Ahead This Fall on Washington's White Salmon River

Condit Dam on Washington's White Salmon River has been slated for removal for a number of years but after the project hit another regulatory hurdle this winter there was some concern that the project might be delayed once again. Now it appears that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has signed off on the plan and the dam removal will go ahead as planned. The dam removal which will begin this fall will open more than 30 miles of habitat for anadromous salmon and steelhead. With the removal of the two Elwha dams also starting this year it is a tremendous year for salmon recovery in Washington State. More information on American River's website

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