Elwha Dam Removal Work Continues
PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Demolition work at the Elwha Dam is resuming Monday, about two weeks earlier than expected. Work was suspended Nov. 1 for a “fish window” – to prevent sediment from harming the late fall run of chum salmon in the lower Elwha River. The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://is.gd/4eWqIy ) the Olympic National Park says biologists confirm the salmon run has come to an end.
The Elwha and Glines Canyon dams are being removed in a $325 million project to restore one famous salmon runs to the river. The work will continue into 2014.
The public can monitor the work from webcams: http://video-monitoring.com/construction/olympic/js.htm