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White Salmon River now totally navigable


American Whitewater website

From headwaters to the Columbia: The White Salmon River can be naviagted in its entire length now.

More than two decades after the first investigations of the recreational potential of a restored White Salmon River, and a year after a blast of dynamite punched a hole in the base of Condit Dam, the river is now navigable from the headwaters all the way down to the Columbia River.

On Oct. 31, PacifiCorp completed all in-water work in the stretch of river from Northwestern Park to the Columbia River. This technically challenging new stretch of whitewater is now open to paddlers with the skill set to enjoy it safely.

“The restoration of a free-flowing river is an exciting event for the whitewater boating community,” said Thomas O’Keefe, Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director for Amer...

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