Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elwha Dam Removal and salmon spawning

Today was very educational for me about salmon migration and the big local (and national) news of the Elwha River Restoration Project. Yesterday was the official ceremony announcing the kickoff of the dam removal project, apparently the largest dam removal in history. I went with my cousin Dan and his wife Marylou to see the community outreach kiosks at several various locations on the Elwha River.

1927 historical photo of the Glines Dam being built

Chinook salmon carcasses after spawning

we stood on this old railroad trestle to watch some of the spawning activity

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