After a lengthy delay, Barnard Construction resumed blasting out the last 50 ft chunk of Glines Canyon dam. See the attached photo-mosaic showing progress to date. Its humbling and inspiring to see a difficult and controversial public works project come to fruition despite the utter insanity that has taken root amidst our less endowed politicians and otherwise paralyzed our ability to move the Nation forward. It’s also impressive to see how carefully the last bit of dam was blasted back into the reservoir instead of into the river (a condition of the National Park Service). The demolition work was stopped last fall due to problems with clogging of the water treatment plant downstream. After $3.8 million in repairs to improve the way the plant handles gravel and debris, one of the few remaining blasts was performed last Saturday. Removal of the remaining portion of the dam will be timed around fish windows, and should be complete by October 2014.