Storms bring massive amounts of Elwha River sediment downstream – PDN


The Peninsula Daily News covers the changes happening to the Elwha. The recent storms have washed massive amounts of sediment down the river, as planned. The article doesn’t mention that this late December storm, with the record temperatures we are having, means that snowpack will not be as low as it once was. This adds to the volume of water coming down the river, which in pre-industrial days would have been trapped in snow and more slowly released in the spring.

Worth a read if you follow the Elwha story.

http://peninsuladailynews.com/article/20141223/NEWS/312239990/storms-bring-massive-amounts-of-elwha-river-sediment-downstream

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