FERC Acknowledges PacifiCorp Complete Condit Removal Requirements
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has formally acknowledged PacifiCorp has completed all of the requirements in the physical decommissioning and removal of the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River. The dam was breached in October 2011 and fully removed in September 2012. The steps involved in decommissioning the project included constructing new bridge piers for the Northwestern Lake Road bridge to provide public access across the White Salmon River, relocation of a City of White Salmon waterline and removing the dam and remaining facilities. The historic powerhouse remains intact. The 13.7-megawatt Condit Project was completed in 1913 and produced hydroelectricity for the paper industry and nearby communities. Removal of the dam restored approximately 33 miles of historic spawning and rearing area for steelhead and 14 miles for salmon in the White Salmon River basin.