Phillip Rigdon, deputy director of natural resources for the Yakima region, commented on the progress: "We want to return to serving as stewards of the land". Many others in the Pacific Northwest area have taken a similar initiative. In 2015, a dam in White Salmon, WA was completely taken down. If you'd like to see a video of the dam being destroyed, see below. Although concrete and steel still remain in the watershed, the river will naturally clean itself of these materials over time.