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OREGON FIELD GUIDE

The White Salmon River Runs Free: Breaching the Condit Dam

  • Aired: 02/21/2013
  • 26:00
  • Rating: TV-G
In 2012, the 100 foot-tall Condit Dam was removed from the White Salmon River in southeast Washington, making it the largest dam in the world ever removed. The goal was simple: Restore habitat for threatened salmon. This first-ever project tested the ingenuity of those tasked with the massive project. But it may also represent a turning point.
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The Condit Dam removal helped endangered salmon. But is removing dams the new norm?
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