Elwha River Dam Removal

Elwha River Dam Removal
February 2012 in Kirkland

We’ve heard a lot about potential impacts of the dam removal on the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River since it began in September 2011. How will salmon populations respond to the destruction of the two dams? In this Science Café, George Pess of NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center explores how scientists track the dam's effects on salmon and what results they’ve discovered so far.

Elwha Watershed Information Resource
USGS Science to Support the Elwha River Restoration Project
Webcam of Elwha River Restoration Project
Read "Scientists Measure What Dams Have Done to the Elwha" | EarthFix.org
KCTS 9 Documentary "Undamming the Elwha"

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Why use a picture of an atlantic salmon for an article on the Elwha?


Hi Juro,

Our source of stock photos apparently does not have specific enough metadata for us to have known what kind of salmon this was. Now that we know we will be replacing this image. Thank you!

KCTS 9 Staff


Thank you for this well done and informative lesson on the dam removal. More salmon swimming, yay!

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