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Discovering the New White Salmon River: Paddling Through the Old Condit Dam Site

  There is a giant basalt rock just downstream of the former site of Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River. When the dynamite blasted a hole in the base of the dam last October, I watched the flood of mud and reservoir water explode through the breach. I remember thinking, that rock has been…

Rafting the Free-flowing White Salmon River a Year After Condit Dam Fell

  It started with a blast last fall – 700 pounds of dynamite ripping through the base of the White Salmon River’s Condit Dam in western Washington State. Since then, crews have been dismantling the 125-foot tall concrete structure in a major effort to restore the river and its historic salmon and steelhead runs. Last…