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PostPosted: October 26th, 2011, 1:49 pm 
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Good news for one river.
Dam is blown at 3pm today live!

http://www.whitesalmonriver.org/live_feed.php

You will be able to watch the changes daily on the links.

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PostPosted: October 26th, 2011, 6:15 pm 
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youtube of the breach



And some interesting info


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2011, 4:39 pm 
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time lapse of the removal...
five stories of lake sludge...
The future of a river system when a dam reaches the end of it's life
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/vid ... h-vin.html

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PostPosted: October 28th, 2011, 5:13 pm 
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Spectacular, and the summary at the end is a real time saver, compared to the previous demo links.

I sure would hate to be a fish downstream of this explosion of dirt and water. And there is so much sediment still upstream of the dam that will wash out of the banks over the coming years and make it a very silty place, for a stretch of many miles. Eventually, the river should revert back to its original character - but there will a few rough years ahead for whatever lives down there.

Thanks for posting that - it lets you better understand the impact of building dams across our rivers.

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