Outdoor Idaho | Idaho Salmon
They once flooded Idaho's rivers and streams by the millions, an army of migrating fish, hell bent on returning to the place of their origin. But today they are all but gone, their abundance lost to human needs and excess. Outdoor Idaho explores the decline of Idaho's remarkable salmon and what is being done to bring them back from the brink of extinction.

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After Condit Dam Removal
In late October, 2011, the White Salmon River in Washington state flowed again as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled. See never-before-seen video of the dam's lake draining, and find out how the end result is affecting habitat for salmon spawning. The event was a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal.

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White Salmon River is flowing again
October 28, 2011—The nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled with explosives Wednesday the 28th.

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Elwha Dam is Coming Down
The Elwha Dam west of Port Angeles is being removed. On Sept. 17, 2011 a ceremony celebrating the removal of the dam was held.

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PBS Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
This film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish’s life cycle. This film premiered May 1, 2011. [50 minutes]

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60 Minutes Story on Columbia/Snake River Salmon and Dams aired June 22, 2008 [13 minutes] - still relevant today

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PBS Charlie Rose aired May 24, 2011 [23 minutes] Interview with Jane Lubchenco - NOAA Administrator - importance of science integrity

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Video response from snakeriversalmonsolutions

snakeriversalmonsolutions Charlie Rose blog post 05/25/2011

Dr. Lubchenco’s plate is full with many critically important issues including climate change and ocean acidification. Her NOAA goals of ensuring the best possible science and scientists and her promotion of policies to insure the integrity of science are commendable. Where her goals lack substance is in the Pacific Northwest concerning wild salmon in the Columbia/Snake Rivers that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Good salmon science has been profoundly influenced by political science for over a decade promoted primarily by the Bonneville Power Administration – the vendor of federal hydropower in the Columbia River Basin. Salmon advocates in the Northwest had high expectations the Obama Administration would not submit to the Bush plan of flawed salmon science – but that was not to be.

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