In this Jan. 5, 2012
photo, Cabins along what used to be Northwestern
Lake, shown in White Salmon, Wash. The cabins
are threatened by erosion as the White Salmon
River cuts a new path to the Columbia River
after Condit Dam was breached. Photo: The
Columbian, Steven Lane / AP
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Breaching the Condit Dam has drastically altered the landscape for cabin owners on what used to be Northwestern Lake near White Salmon.
The reservoir is now a muddy canyon, and the White Salmon River is continuing to carve channels through the sediment.
A century of sediment is being washed away, following the explosion in October that blew a hole in the 125-foot-high dam. It's about 65 miles east of Vancouver and three miles upstream from the Columbia River.
Demolition work will resume in the spring to restore the White Salmon River as fish habitat.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com