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.