Elwha River Dam Removal to Make History this Saturday

 

September 13, 2011 | Dams & Dam Removal, Restoring Rivers

Amy Souers Kober
Senior Director of Communications


elwha river - just down from the dam
Elwha River in the gorge just downstream of Elwha Dam. Photo by Thomas O’Keefe.

We’re making history this Saturday. That’s when the biggest dam removal ever begins on Washington’s Elwha River.

It’s a major river restoration effort, and the world will be watching. It isn’t every day we get to celebrate a success like this. But starting Saturday, we’ll get to witness a river coming back to life before our eyes.

This isn’t just about tearing down a couple old dams. It’s about restoring the soul of this river, and the culture of a people.

Here’s a quick Q&A to help you appreciate why this river restoration effort, during The Year of the River, is so special.

Where is the Elwha River?

READ MOREhttp://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/akober-20110913-elwha-river-dam-removal-history.html

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