Lowering of Lake Mills starts today – PDN

10/20 Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Lake Mills behind Glines Canyon Dam will be lowered 18 feet starting today as part of the preparation for the removal of the dam and another on the Elwha River.

Bureau of Reclamation dam managers will lower the water level by about 1 ½ feet every day until it is about 18 feet lower than normal, Olympic National Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said.

The water will be released by opening the dam’s spill gates, Maynes said.

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