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Making History at the Elwha Dam

September 20th, 2011

At the upper Elwha River dam, Photographer John Gussman took this amazing photo of the first chunk smashed from the dam. Can’t wait to see the new face of the Elwha river when the dam is gone.

It’s exciting to think about the salmon returning.  Yesterday scientists released 10 big, healthy radio-tagged Chinook salmon into Lake Mills, which sits above the dam. The Chinooks haven’t returned to swim in those waters since the construction of the dam in 1910. 

It’s also exciting that this is the largest dam removal in the history of the U.S!

Elwha Dam - History in the Making!