Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Walls Come Tumbling Down

Explosive Breach of Condit Dam from Andy Maser on Vimeo.

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.
The time lapse near the end of the video and the amount of built-up silt released is quite amazing!

More pics and information at Andy Maser's White Salmon Restored: A Timelapse Project, where two remote cameras stationed around Condit Dam will be shooting still images every day for the next several years. When stitched together as a video sequence, these images will provide a never before seen view of large-scale dam removal and river recovery.

The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Ex-The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller formed The Style Council in 1983. This political pop blast came from the 1985 release Our Favourite Shop (US title: Internationalists).

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