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This screen grab from live video shows Condit Dam less than a half hour before Wednesday's scheduled breaching.
The first dust and smoke emerges from the base of Condit Dam as a 700-pound charge of TNT detonates, clearing the final section of tunnel underneath the dam.
Water rushes out of Condit Dam seconds after crews blasted out the last section of a tunnel through the base of the dam.
A torrent of water issues from the breached Condit Dam moments after the initial blast.
Water boils downstream from the base of Condit Dam moments after it was breached Wednesday. The wave reached the Highway 14 bridge at the mouth of the White Salmon River at 12:30 p.m.
A view downstream from Condit Dam shows a torrent of muddy water flowing downstream. Flow lowered significantly after the initial rush.
The view of Northwestern Lake from from Condit Dam shows water levels shortly before the breach Wednesday.
The view upstream from Condit Dam about 90 minutes after it was breached shows that Northwestern Lake has been transformed into a muddy river valley.
Muddy water flowing down the White Salmon River following the breaching of Condit Dam mixes with water from the Columbia River early Wednesday afternoon.
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