Middle Fork Dam Removal Project Photos and Videos

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project construction began in early 2020, with the dam removed that summer. Project construction was completed in 2022. Check out the many photos and videos from this project below.

Project Videos

Healing the Nooksack: Bringing down the dam on the Middle Fork to restore a free-flowing river.
Video published on March 8, 2021.

Video Library

Connecting to Home – Lessons from the Nooksack Part 1
Making Infrastructure Smarter – Lessons from the Nooksack Part 2
Working Together – Lessons from the Nooksack Part 3

Four month time-lapse video of Middle Fork dam removal by Swiftwater Films (2020)

Video of initial dam removal on July 13, 2020.

Before/After Comparison Photos

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Slide the arrows from side to side to see the transformation!

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Slide the arrows from side to side to see the transformation!

Construction Photos

View the Construction Photo Gallery to see all construction photos since January 2020.

Middle Fork Dam Removal Project Layout

Contacts

​Steve​ Day, P.E.
Project Engineer
City of Bellingham Public Works
(360) 778-7944
smday@cob.org
 
April McEwen
River Restoration Project Manager
American Rivers
amcewen@americanrivers.org
 
Public Works Contacts

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