Friday 4 November 2011

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 Wednesday. 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.

YouTube link

(thanks Cora)

4 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this link! FINALLY - I can look at your blog at work without feeling guilty. I can even share the link with my coworkers!

Science Tech said...

Also in Washington state, two old dams on the Elwha river are being removed. This has been a long time coming! Many environmentalists (and I include myself in this) are very happy to see these go away.

Brian K said...

And I'm sure that now millions of dollars in flood damages and lost food crops will be racked up each year thanks to us once more "restoring" a river to it's natural state. You know, sometimes we build dams for damn good reasons.

Noumenon said...

I bet the guys who built that dam were so proud and thought it'd be there for hundreds of years.