The Condit Dam created the beautiful Northwestern Lake. Unfortunately, it also blocks salmon and steelhead passage up the White Salmon River. This video was taken and assembled by William Prothero (PhD), professor emeritus of University of California, Santa Barbara. It shows the dynamic movement of sediment as the water drained through an 18' hole at the bottom of the dam.
Links to other resources and videos:
- Time lapse video of the lake draindown (Don't miss this! It's a great video): http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/news/environment-news/us-condit-dam-breach-vin.html
- Pacificorp web site. History and dam removal and restoration information: http://www.pacificorp.com/condit
- First rafters down the river below the dam: first rafters