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: Elwha Dam Removal Begins!

09-19-2011, 06:30 PM
I hope I can live long enough to see the revitalization of this river jewel, one that I have a deep connection with...


09-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Pretty cool animations... the "after" shot of the Elwha Dam kinda hits me right in the heart :)


09-20-2011, 05:52 AM
Spectacular. I hope its the first of many.

09-21-2011, 03:18 PM
Its only a three minute drive from my house to the parking lot to access a short trail to the "Observation Point". The destuction at the lower dam is going full tilt the South or as I call it East Spillway is a pile of rubble and the gates in the middle will be gone fast as there are 4 big excavators with "giant Jak hammers" jakin away at it, huge off road dump trucks are hauling the debris to a collection site where the parking used to be for canyon access back when we fished the river.

09-21-2011, 04:36 PM
Heres updated photos 24/7 www.video-monitoring.com/construction/olympicjs.htm

09-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Trying again www.video-monitoring.com/construction/olympic/js.htm

11-07-2011, 02:13 PM
Just Thought I would kick this back up as they have greatly improved the site since the original Post. You can now hit a few Klicks and watch the last couple of months work go by in a few minutes. Very possible to have it all gone in less than a year. We'll see!:smokin:

11-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Love the Oct 4-6th footage on the Glines Canyon Dam!

11-15-2011, 01:41 PM
The Native Gillnet fishery is still open in the Elwha! There is a net in the Bridge Hole and another one fishing in the Estuary. Out for a walk this morning and I saw a young fellow kill 2 Chrome Bright Steelheads in his net in the Estuay.:confused:

11-15-2011, 10:00 PM