Both PacifiCorp (the dam owner) and JR Merit (the contractor removing the [Condit] dam) are very clear that any attempts to paddle the [White Salmon] river before it is officially opened will be dealt with seriously. Secondly, at this time it is physically impossible to paddle any part of this section of the White Salmon. The pool below the dam has filled with sediment and the water level is now above the tunnel. A huge logjam has formed in the canyon just downstream of the dam, making that section impassable. And, of course, taking out just upstream of the dam isn’t really an option because of the massive unstable sediment banks. But, the prospect for new whitewater looks promising