Condit Dam Removal – White Salmon River, Washington

Condit Dam Removal

The Removal of Condit Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam removal project to be undertaken in the United States. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, GreenWorks led the task to design post-dam recreational and interpretive opportunities for the post dam landscape along the White Salmon River. We provided an overall interpretive vision for the project that created cohesion across multiple sites through the adaptive reuse of former dam infrastructure. Northwestern Lake Park, above the dam site, will be upgraded to provide day-use and boating facilities, interpretive elements and water access to the new river edge. An interpretive trail will connect viewpoints along the river, with signage explaining the former dam and powerhouse sites as well as other areas overlooking the restored river landscape. GreenWorks also crafted the restoration plan for the riparian and upland habitats of the former reservoir.

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