Friday, September 16, 2011

Demolition is Underway on Elwha Dams

Nearly 20 years after congress first authorized the Elwha River ecosystem restoration act demolition started this week on Glines Canyon dam. The removal of both Elwha dams is expected to take a year or more but will ultimately open more than 90 miles of habitat which has been blocked for more than 100 years.

Here's a video preview of a story the Seattle Times are doing:



A video of the dam removal getting underway can be seen here:

http://vimeo.com/29117360

Watch the progress on the dam removal unfold via live webcam:

http://www.video-monitoring.com/construction/olympic/js.htm

A story by Lynda Mapes in the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016222879_dams16m.html

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