Elwha River DamRemoval Begins


This Saturday is the grand re-opening of the beautiful Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

This is the world’s biggest dam removal, and one of biggest and most significant river restoration efforts. We will see a river coming back to life, with great benefits for salmon runs, the tribe and community. The lessons we learn on the Elwha can inspire other river restoration efforts around the country.

>>CLICK HERE for more info on the Elwha Dam removal project

>>CLICK HERE for an interesting back story on Senator Bill Bradley and the Elwha

3 Responses to “Elwha River DamRemoval Begins”

  1. Terry says:

    Great photo of what is a great cause. IT is good to see the efforts.

  2. As a participant in Art’s recent and wonderful Olympic Peninsula workshop, I have to say I’d like to be in Africa with him right now. However, I’m in White Salmon, WA where our Condit Dam is about to be breached on October 26th. I forward a link with some history both past and present of this 100 year old dam and it’s destiny.


    • Avatar photo Art Wolfe says:

      Sharon- Thanks for this addition to the Dam removal list. Great blog with the complete history and coverage of the Condit Dam removal. Let’s hope this really makes a difference in the lives of our precious Salmon.

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