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September 17, 2011 in City

A construction crew on Thursday prepares a hydraulic hammer on a barge that was towed to Glines Canyon Dam to start the demolition of the structure. The first chunks of the dam hit the water Thursday.

Associated Press photo

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.