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Tag: Elwha

April
25th

The Elwha Dam is gone

The Elwha Dam no longer exists. That’s the news from Olympic National Park.

Here is the news release:

Crews continue to excavate the river channel just upstream of the former Elwha Dam, slowly lowering the river bed to its original elevation and draining the remaining reservoir. The material being excavated now is primarily rock and gravel, much of which was added to the channel after the dam failed in 1912. Contractors have another ten feet to go before they reach the original elevation of the river bed of 100 feet.

Material excavated from the channel is being used to

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