Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Elwha Dam Removal Starts Today

Beginning today, project managers are beginning the process of dam removal on the Elwha, lowering the level of lake Mills as much as 18 feet to allow a pilot channel to cut through sediment at the upstream end of the lake. The pilot channel will expedite the process of sediment transport and allow the river to more quickly cut a stable channel once the dam has been removed. Most of the work to remove Glines Canyon and Elwha Dam will begin next summer when work crews will start notching, then demolishing the dams and restoring access to more than 70 miles of available habitat. More information in the peninsula daily news:

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