Articles tagged Elwha River

March 11, 2014, 4 a.m.

An Undammed River's Sediment Brings New Life Downstream

Today the Elwha looks like a free-flowing river. Recent storms have submerged the remaining 25 or so feet of the Glines Canyon dam.

Sept. 9, 2013, 6:58 a.m.

Salmon Heading To Spawn Past Elwha Dam Site

For the second year in a row, salmon are swimming in streams above the site of the former Elwha Dam.

Oct. 5, 2012, 9:13 a.m.

A Drone's Eye View of the Elwha River

Scientists have been looking at all angles of the Elwha River since deconstruction began on two dams just over a year ago. And now they're taking research to new heights. They’re securing a small camera to a 4-foot wide drone, which can flies as high as 500 feet over the river.

Sept. 26, 2012, 1:43 p.m.

Drones Record Video Of Elwha River Changes

PORT ANGELES, Wash. -— Scientists are using remote-control planes to record video of changes in the Elwha River following the removal of two Olympic Peninsula dams.

Aug. 21, 2012, 1:24 p.m.

Chinook Salmon Return to Undammed Elwha River

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Chinook salmon have returned to the undammed portion of the Elwha River. [The Peninsula Daily News]( "") reports adult chinook salmon -- also known as king salmon -- were observed Monday on the Elwha River about two miles upstream from the boundary of Olympic National Park.

June 7, 2012, 2 p.m.

Podcast: Fishy Features, Oregon Energy Plans And More

We've got some fishy features for you this week. Hear about hatchery science: breeding a better fish. And get the latest from the recovering Elwha River. We've also got quick hit news headlines from around the region including stories about Oregon's new energy plan, a rash in sea lion shootings, DIY herbicide testing and more.

June 5, 2012, 6:42 a.m.

Spring Brings New Life To Washington's Recovering Elwha River

On the Olympic Peninsula the largest dam removal project in history is well underway, and the Elwha River is starting to show signs of life -- salmon in the river's upper reaches -- not seen here for nearly a century.

April 30, 2012, 12:14 p.m.

Sediment From Elwha River Begins To Enter Sea

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Backed up for decades, murky sediment from the newly liberated Elwha River has begun to form a plume as it empties into the blue waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

April 17, 2012, 3 a.m.

Undamming the Elwha: The Documentary

The EarthFix/KCTS 9 original documentary _Undamming the Elwha_ follows the journey of the Elwha River from the day it was dammed to the day it was set free once again.

Feb. 28, 2012, 2:02 p.m.

Tribe Won't Release Hatchery Steelhead Into Elwha This Year

TACOMA, Wash. — The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has agreed not to release any hatchery-raised steelhead into the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River this year.

Nov. 2, 2011, 10:26 p.m.

Elwha Dam Removal Breaks For Fish Migration

The largest dam deconstruction effort attempted in North America is on pause for the next few months.That’s because the first scheduled “fish window” just opened on the Elwha River dam removal project in Olympic National Park.

Nov. 2, 2011, 6 p.m.

Fix Your Coordinates: Where To Go To Witness Elwha Dam Removal

The best place to see dam demolish firsthand is at an overlook near the Elwha Dam, which is about five miles from the mouth of the river west of Port Angeles. Here’s how to get there...

Sept. 18, 2011, 1 a.m.

All Eyes on the Elwha as Dam Removal Begins

The largest dam removal project and second largest environmental restoration effort in U.S. history officially begins.

Aug. 19, 2011, 1 a.m.

Series: Undamming the Elwha

Our Undamming the Elwha series features multimedia pieces covering different aspects of preparing for the Elwha River dam removal.

Aug. 18, 2011, 1 a.m.

What Are Your Elwha Stories?

Aug. 17, 2011, 11 p.m.

A Tribe Opts For Hatcheries to Bring Fish to the Elwha

The Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, has seen declining numbers of wild salmon since its dams went up. Fish hatcheries have been used to supplement those runs. But it's unclear what role humans will play in restoring fish once the river runs free. (Undamming the Elwha: Part III)

Aug. 16, 2011, 1 a.m.

Otters Connect the Elwha's Salmon to the Olympics' Forests

Scientists want to know more about how river otters transfer marine nutrients to the forest ecosystem. The Elwha watershed is the perfect laboratory, with its population of otters ready to prey on upriver salmon once a dam-removal project is complete. (Undamming the Elwha: Part II)

Aug. 15, 2011, 10 p.m.

Scientists Measure What Dams Have Done to the Elwha

The Elwha River flows from the heart of Olympic National Park to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. But unlike other rivers on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, you won’t find salmon beyond the Elwha's first five miles because it’s been dammed for nearly a century. Big change is coming to the Elwha, though, when the world's biggest dam removal begins there next month. (Undamming the Elwha: Part I)

Aug. 15, 2011, 1 a.m.

Fix Your Coordinates: Explore the Elwha

EarthFix reporters Katie Campbell and Ashley Ahearn share their advice on what to expect from a visit to the Elwha River within Olympic National Park.

Aug. 11, 2011, 11 a.m.

Field Notes: My First Date With the Elwha

Correspondent Ashley Ahearn headed up to the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula to cover the largest dam removal in the history of, well, ever. She fell in the river, and fell in love. So if you want to know how she really feels...

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