Elwa River dam removal http://www.kplu.org en Federal bill would smooth way for small dams, hydropower http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-bill-would-smooth-way-small-dams-hydropower <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big dams that block rivers and salmon runs are out of vogue. But new legislation could clear the way for more small ones.</span></p><p>The removal of Washington’s Elwha dam — the largest dam removal in U.S. history — marked the end of an era in which big dams were embraced.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:06:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7995 at http://www.kplu.org Federal bill would smooth way for small dams, hydropower Washington's Condit Dam breached http://www.kplu.org/post/washingtons-condit-dam-breached <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lWbcT5gfY0</p><p>Crews have blasted a hole in a nearly century-old hydropower dam in Washington&#39;s south Cascades today, marking another step in efforts to restore habitat for threatened and endangered fish in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:30:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2999 at http://www.kplu.org Watch the demolition of Washington dams - live and online http://www.kplu.org/post/watch-demolition-washington-dams-live-and-online <p>Six webcams will snap pictures throughout the day during the three-year removal process the Elwha River dams.</p><p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:25:13 +0000 The Associated Press 2638 at http://www.kplu.org Watch the demolition of Washington dams - live and online Elwha River dam removal historic, but not explosive http://www.kplu.org/post/elwha-river-dam-removal-historic-not-explosive <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982954.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982954.mp3</a></p><p>PORT ANGELES, Wash. &ndash; Seattle&#39;s Kingdome collapsed with a bang. Explosive demolition experts also brought down the cooling tower at the former Trojan nuclear plant. But if you&#39;re hoping for the same excitement from the upcoming destruction of two big hydropower dams on Washington&#39;s Elwha River, you&#39;ll be disappointed.</p><p>The history-making dam removal that begins in September will happen slowly and methodically.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:27:02 +0000 Tom Banse 2384 at http://www.kplu.org Elwha River dam removal historic, but not explosive