The Rogue River Runs Free!

After years of dedicated effort, Conservation Alliance grantee WaterWatch succeeded in its effort to remove the Savage Rapids Dam from Oregon's Rogue River. Crews completed the removal project — ahead of schedule — on October 10 at 11 AM. The Rogue now runs free for 153 miles. Check out the two videos below. The first is a compilation of the final day of the actual removal. The second chronicles the first drift boat run through the new Savage Rapids, where the dam once stood. Congratulations WaterWatch!

The final removal:

The first run: