Condit Dam Removal – White Salmon River, WA

Here’s a very interesting video of the beginning of the removal of the Condit Dam on Washington State’s, White Salmon River.  Before blasting a large hole at the base of the dam, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service transported seven hundred spawning Chinook Salmon upstream.  These fish were able to spawn in a section of the river that Salmonids have been cut off from for almost a century.  I believe that efforts like these, which can open up a hundred miles or more of prime spawning habitat, are the answer to bringing anadromous fish runs back to the levels, that we all want to see them at.

This video was produced by Andy Maser.

About twohandedriot

My name is Jeremy Quinlan and I am the producer of the upcoming Spey fishing for Wild Steelhead movie called THE GRAB! I have worked in the film and television industry since the mid-ninties and have been a dedicated fly fisherman even longer. To merge my work and my passions together I embarked on a mission to make a movie that is all wild... all California... all the time. THE GRAB! will entertain and enlighten its' audience about the life, sport and conservation of Wild Steelhead and other anadromous fish in California and the Pacific Northwest. Check it out, feel THE GRAB!
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