Sunday, October 23, 2011

Condit Dam Coming Down this Week



Dam removal is underway on the White Salmon River and the dam will be "officially" removed on Wednesday when the dam is blasted away in a final ceremony. An interesting article in the Oregonian today examines the dam removal from the perspective of three of the individuals involved, Tony Washines a Yakama Trial elder, Susan Hollingsworth a local kayaker and Rob Engle a biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS has transported close to 700 fall chinook above Condit Dam this fall, giving the fish access to the river above Northwestern Lake for the first time since 1913.

More from the Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/10/for_a_tribal_elder_a_kayaker_a.html

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