Middle Fork Dam Removal Project Photos and Videos

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project construction has been underway since January 2020, with in-water work starting​ June 2020. The dam was removed in summer 2020. Follow along on this page for photo and video updates.

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

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