Fish migrate into upper Elwha River for first time in century – PDN

And so nature continues to heal itself, with a bit of dynamite help from us.

Fish have migrated into the upper Elwha River for the first time in a century.  Olympic National Park biologists confirmed last week that two radio-tagged bull trout had migrated from the lower river through the former area of Glines Canyon Dam and reached at least as far as Rica Canyon above the former Lake Mills, some 15½ miles from the mouth of the Elwha River.  Four bull trout had been detected earlier as they passed a telemetry station upriver from the former Glines dam.  Leah Leach reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

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http://peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140907/NEWS/309079918/fish-migrate-into-upper-elwha-river-for-first-time-in-century

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Empire of Dirt Gives Way to the Return of the Salmon–KCTS

Elwha Love: Katie Campbell and Ashley Ahearn update the progress being made in Elwha restoration.

http://earthfix.kcts9.org/water/article/checking-in-on-the-elwha/

Elwha- Glines Canyon Dam removal begins – PDN

The Peninsula Daily News is right on top with today’s report on the first chip being removed from the Glines Canyon Dam. Dam removal work begins http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110915/NEWS/309159991/dam-removal-work-begins-first-chip-out-of-taller-glines-canyon-dam

Lake Aldwell behind Elwha Dam begins its descent -PDN

6/13 Peninsula Daily News
Lake Aldwell behind Elwha Dam begins its descent
By Rob Ollikainen
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The surface level of Lake Aldwell is no longer being manipulated by man.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Wednesday ceased management of the draw on the reservoir west of Port Angeles, Olympic National Park spokesman Dave Reynolds said.

“Everything is dependent on flow right now,” Reynolds said.

Water in the reservoir has dropped 18 feet since June 1, when the generators inside the Elwha Dam were turned off after 98 years of steadfast service.

More at
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110613/NEWS/306139996/lake-aldwell-behind-elwha-dam-begins-its-descent

Elwha Dam’s days numbered; powerhouse first to be shut down

5/9 Peninsula Daily News
Elwha Dam’s days numbered; powerhouse first to be shut down
By Rob Ollikainen
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The shabby edifice of the Elwha Dam is showing its age. It towers over the lower Elwha River valley as it has for nearly a century. It still generates electricity for the regional grid.

But the days for this North Olympic Peninsula landmark are numbered.

Generators inside the powerhouse of the 108-foot dam west of Port Angeles will be turned off June 1, Olympic National Park spokesman Dave Reynolds said.

Three-and-a-half months later, a National Park Service contractor will begin to tear it down.

More at
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110509/NEWS/305099994/elwha-dams-days-numbered-powerhouse-first-to-be-shut-down

Video – Elwha River at Stage 3 Flood Alert

Check out John Gussman’s new video, The Power of Water, taken yesterday on the Elwha at full stage 3 flood alert. An amazing couple of minutes of video of the power of water.

http://vimeo.com/channels/salishseavideos

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