Friday, August 06, 2004

Elwha dam removal gets final go-ahead

Today the Seattle Times is running a front page story with great color photos, announcing the signing of the agreement to allow the $182 million dam removal project to move forward.

Read the story

Removal of the two dams will begin in 2008 -- between now and then, work must be completed on a water treatment plant for the town of Port Angeles, and a sewer system, flood protection levee, and fish hatchery for the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation.

When the dams are finally out, salmon will be able to return to their upstream spawning grounds in Olympic National Park for the first time in 100 years.