Today, the Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River blew up. Here’s video that I captured from the PacifiCorps-sponsored removal site. (There’s more at American Rivers, here.)

Years and years of tireless effort by residents of the White Salmon watershed and their allies led to today. As I wrote about the breaching of the Elwha dams earlier this year, “In Cascadia, most of our problems, like these dams, are things we made ourselves. We can unmake them, too. All it takes is effort. A lot of it. Sometimes for a long time.”