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.

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+23 1. gringo commented 12 years ago

Salmons are gonna be happy :)
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+12 2. manxman commented 12 years ago

and now you're left with a muddy slippery banked river that very likely stinks.
hopefully now for long though.
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+9 3. WhiteWolf commented 12 years ago

Magic dam - turning water in oil :)
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+11 4. Burimi commented 12 years ago

too much mud left, I hope they will not find anything wrong hidden
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+7 5. Btt-X commented 12 years ago

Magnific video!
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+4 6. ZaMpTi commented 12 years ago

why? wouldn't it be smarter to make it slow?
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+6 7. cretia commented 12 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
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+4 8. TheFalloutVictim commented 12 years ago

i want to take my kajak and ride this wave >:)
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+4 9. krisis commented 12 years ago

i waited for something to happen within that yellow rectangle but nothing happened.. :(
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+1 10. ktg_5 commented 12 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!
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+4 11. kragus commented 12 years ago

Now, let's find those lost bodies!!! :D
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+4 12. Cyrille commented 12 years ago

#9 : That's the logo of national geographic...
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+2 13. krisis commented 12 years ago

#12 it looks like something a person would be able to draw in paint :D
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+2 14. lummpus commented 12 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.
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+1 15. Davewave commented 9 years ago

wow impressive
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0 16. buckleg08 commented 4 years ago

letting rivers flow again...:)