Spectacular Time Lapse Dam "Removal" Video

The White Salmon River in Washington state is flowing again as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled with explosives. The reservoir draining took about 2 hours. Further demolition is scheduled in 2012. The event is a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal nationwide.

Login to rate this video.

You can place this video on your website by inserting the (X)HTML code below:

Options:
pixels
pixels
Embed code:
<iframe src="https://www.snotr.com/embed/8252" width="400" height="330" frameborder="0"></iframe>

You can email this video to your friends by entering their addresses below:

Your information:
Recipients:

add Add another recipient

Human verification:

People who liked this video also liked

Ronald Reagan and the three-legged chicken
Best Fails of the Year (So Far) 2020
Snowball fight 124 years ago.
Hal fixing a light bulb
Triglav The Rock
'Mistakes' (New Zealand road safety advert)

Comments

16 comments posted so far. Login to add a comment.

Expand all comments

Picture of gringo40 achievements

+23 1. gringo commented 9 years ago

Salmons are gonna be happy :)
Picture of manxman29 achievements

+12 2. manxman commented 9 years ago

and now you're left with a muddy slippery banked river that very likely stinks.
hopefully now for long though.
Picture of WhiteWolf37 achievements

+9 3. WhiteWolf commented 9 years ago

Magic dam - turning water in oil :)
Picture of Burimi59 achievements

+11 4. Burimi commented 9 years ago

too much mud left, I hope they will not find anything wrong hidden
Picture of Btt-X30 achievements

+7 5. Btt-X commented 9 years ago

Magnific video!
Picture of ZaMpTi47 achievements

+4 6. ZaMpTi commented 9 years ago

why? wouldn't it be smarter to make it slow?
Picture of cretia27 achievements

+6 7. cretia commented 9 years ago

while we speak they are damming the amazon river in 40 places that will be the most catastrophic disaster ever ,abit like removing your right lung and seeing if you have a chance
Picture of TheFalloutVictim35 achievements

+4 8. TheFalloutVictim commented 9 years ago

i want to take my kajak and ride this wave >:)
Picture of krisis23 achievements

+4 9. krisis commented 9 years ago

i waited for something to happen within that yellow rectangle but nothing happened.. :(
Picture of ktg_536 achievements

+1 10. ktg_5 commented 9 years ago

I guess it's not entirely for the environment, look at all that freaking mud which has been stored for centuries! I can't have been too efficient with that small pond of water, compared to how much water there must have been when it was constructed!
Picture of kragus27 achievements

+4 11. kragus commented 9 years ago

Now, let's find those lost bodies!!! :D
Picture of Cyrille47 achievements

+4 12. Cyrille commented 9 years ago

#9 : That's the logo of national geographic...
Picture of krisis23 achievements

+2 13. krisis commented 9 years ago

#12 it looks like something a person would be able to draw in paint :D
Picture of lummpus22 achievements

+2 14. lummpus commented 9 years ago

I live near and have even fished this river. I give it a couple years and there will be so much more new growth around the muddy river banks it won't even look like the same place. The benefits we are starting to see with the fish population because of conservancy efforts like this one are incredible.
Picture of Davewave37 achievements

+1 15. Davewave commented 6 years ago

wow impressive
Picture of buckleg0857 achievements

0 16. buckleg08 commented 282 days ago

letting rivers flow again...:)