A Brief Review of Dam Removal Efforts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California
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United States Department of Commerce
NOAA Technical Memorandums
The text describes some selected previous and current dam removal efforts and onedam failure in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. This review should not beconsidered exhaustive. Additional facilities have been removed (i.e., wooden crib dams) or arebeing evaluated for removal (e.g., Clear Creek Dam in Yakima Basin, Washington; Elwha River,Washington). As well, additional information in each removal effort reported below may also beavailable.