Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elwha removal scheduled to start 2011

One of the most promising watershed recovery projects ever is set to start a year earlier than expected. The project was scheduled to start 2012, however the federal government has allocated money to begin removing the two dams on the Elwha in 2011. The river system once supported all 5 species of Pacific salmon, strong runs of summer and winter steelhead, native dolly varden and bull trout and cutthroat trout. It is legendary for its massive Chinook salmon some of which are thought to be over 100 lbs.

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