Tag Archives: River Restoration

USGS: Results of Elwha Restoration Studies Published

The United States Geological Survey announced this week that five papers revealing results of several studies of the effects of dam removal on the Elwha River were published recently in the science journal, Geomorphology. Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe habitat program manager Mike McHenry contributed to one of the papers discussing the significant changes in the river channel […]

Fish showing up in Elwha River tributaries

Less than a year since the Elwha River’s two fish-blocking dams started to come down, native salmon have made their way deep into the Elwha watershed for the first time in nearly a century. After the 108-foot-tall Elwha Dam was dismantled in March, an additional three miles of river habitat was re-opened for fish spawning, […]

New York Times: Elwha River dams demolition a model for other river restoration projects

The New York Times paid a visit to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe recently to learn more about the fish-blocking Elwha River dams that will be deconstructed starting this fall.  The article also explores the other massive dam removal projects proposed around the country. From the article:  The reservation will also be protected by a levee that […]