Explosive Breach of Condit Dam: National Geographic

On October 26th, a hole was blasted in the base of 125′ tall Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. In less than 2 hours, the reservoir behind the dam drained completely and the White Salmon flowed unimpeded by a dam for the first time in 100 years.

This short clip is a combination of video and timelapse photography captured throughout the day.

This video first appeared on the National Geographic News site here: bit.ly/uCeO9d

and is a part of my larger effort to document the restoration of the White Salmon River: bit.ly/ro6Pjh