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: Elwha Dam Removal Begins!


juro
09-19-2011, 05:30 PM
I hope I can live long enough to see the revitalization of this river jewel, one that I have a deep connection with...

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016241336_dams18m.html

juro
09-19-2011, 10:04 PM
Pretty cool animations... the "after" shot of the Elwha Dam kinda hits me right in the heart :)

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110915/NEWS/110919966/removing-the-two-elwha-dams-8212-two-videos-show-how-it-will-be

wrke
09-20-2011, 04:52 AM
Spectacular. I hope its the first of many.

Moonlight
09-21-2011, 02:18 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.

Moonlight
09-21-2011, 03:36 PM
Heres updated photos 24/7 www.video-monitoring.com/construction/olympicjs.htm

Moonlight
09-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Trying again www.video-monitoring.com/construction/olympic/js.htm

Moonlight
11-07-2011, 01:13 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:

juro
11-07-2011, 01:31 PM
Love the Oct 4-6th footage on the Glines Canyon Dam!

Moonlight
11-15-2011, 12:41 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:

juro
11-15-2011, 09:00 PM
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :mad: