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Elwha Dam is history

This photo taken July 29 shows an aerial view of the Elwha Dam west of Port Angeles, Wash. Dignitaries will gather at the site today to mark the beginning of the process to dismantle the dam. (Associated Press)
This photo taken July 29 shows an aerial view of the Elwha Dam west of Port Angeles, Wash. Dignitaries will gather at the site today to mark the beginning of the process to dismantle the dam. (Associated Press)

RIVERS — Ding Dong the Dam is Gone….

That's the report from Olympic National Park.  The decades-old project to remove Elwha Dam and return the Elwha River to the once flourishing run of jumbo chinook salmon has hit a milestone.

The dam is gone.  We have that much accomplish in a project that spans three presidential administrations.

See the photo and update from the Tacoma News-Tribune.  




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