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.

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