Video of the Day: The Elwha to Run Free Again


Written by: Phil Monahan

Year of the River: Episode 1 from Andy Maser on Vimeo.

On Saturday, a three-year project to take down the two large dams on Washington’s Elwha River will begin, signalling the start of a massive dam-removal campaign across the country. The Elwha Dam and Glines Canyon Dam have been blocking fish passage for many decades, so this is a big win for steelhead and Pacific salmon. For more information, visit American Rivers, which has declared 2011 the “Year of the River.”

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