dam removal http://kplu.org en Seattle City Light Finalizes License on Key Hydroelectric Dam http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-light-finalizes-license-key-hydroelectric-dam <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle City Light has finalized a new 42-year license on its most productive hydroelectric dam. The agreement wraps up a process seven years in the making.</span></p><p>Boundary Dam sits on the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington. It rises to 340 feet tall, spanning a narrow canyon.&nbsp;</p><p>"Oh it's awesome," said City Light's Barbara Greene. "Every time I go there, after 10 years, it's just awesome."</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:07:16 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9717 at http://kplu.org Seattle City Light Finalizes License on Key Hydroelectric Dam Washington's Condit Dam breached http://kplu.org/post/washingtons-condit-dam-breached <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lWbcT5gfY0</p><p>Crews have blasted a hole in a nearly century-old hydropower dam in Washington&#39;s south Cascades today, marking another step in efforts to restore habitat for threatened and endangered fish in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:30:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2999 at http://kplu.org Demolition crew rigs explosives on aging Washington dam http://kplu.org/post/demolition-crew-rigs-explosives-aging-washington-dam <p><strong>Update: <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/watch-breach-condit-dam-washington-noon">Watch the explosion and dam breach.</a></strong></p><p>WHITE SALMON, Wash. &ndash; Demolition experts are rigging 700 pounds of dynamite today at Condit Dam in southwest Washington. Crews are scheduled to breach the aging hydropower dam on the White Salmon River around noon Wednesday.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:22:18 +0000 Tom Banse 2986 at http://kplu.org Demolition crew rigs explosives on aging Washington dam Demolition of four dams on Klamath clears major hurdle http://kplu.org/post/demolition-four-dams-klamath-clears-major-hurdle <p>The effort to remove four dams along the Klamath River has come one step closer to reality.</p><p>The U.S. Department of the Interior released a series of long-awaited environmental impact studies today which conclude that removing the dams would boost salmon runs and improve water quality.</p><p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:56:06 +0000 Chris Lehman 2694 at http://kplu.org Demolition of four dams on Klamath clears major hurdle Condit Dam in southwest Washington coming down http://kplu.org/post/condit-dam-southwest-washington-coming-down <p>VANCOUVER, Wash. &ndash; Work is under way to remove the Condit Dam in southwest Washington and restore salmon and steelhead habitat on the White Salmon River.</p><p>The 125-foot tall dam was built in 1913 about three miles from the Columbia River.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:23:17 +0000 The Associated Press 2356 at http://kplu.org Condit Dam in southwest Washington coming down Turbines to shut down for good at doomed Elwha dams http://kplu.org/post/turbines-shut-down-good-doomed-elwha-dams <p>Nearly 100 years of hydropower production comes to a close today (Wednesday) on the Elwha River on Washington&#39;s Olympic Peninsula. The turbines at the two dams on the river are going off line for good in preparation for the biggest dam removal in North American history.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:30:20 +0000 Tom Banse 1757 at http://kplu.org Turbines to shut down for good at doomed Elwha dams