Oregon Field Guide

The White Salmon River Runs Free

Season 24 Episode 2412 | 26m | Video has closed captioning.

In 2012, the 100 foot-tall Condit Dam was removed from the White Salmon River in southeast Washington, making it the largest dam in the world ever removed. The goal was simple: Restore habitat for threatened salmon. This first-ever project tested the ingenuity of those tasked with the massive project. But it may also represent a turning point.

Aired: 02/21/13

Rating: TV-G

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