Glines Canyon Dam spillway Photo by Thomas O'Keefe

Celebrating 10 years of Elwha River restoration

On September 17th, 2011, the historic removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River began. Ten years later, we look back upon this incredible achievement and how it can serve as a model for other restoration efforts. 

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Elwha Hydroelectric Project P-2683

 Removed Conventional Hydro

Glines Canyon Dam P-588

 Removed Conventional Hydro

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BREAKING: The Seattle Times published a powerful Op Ed by Yakama Nation Tribal Councilman Jeremy Takala and Columbia Riverkeeper Executive Director Lauren Goldberg, “Stop sacrificing Indigenous sacred sites in the name of climate change.” Read more:

“I can’t imagine a life without salmon and if you can’t either, it’s time to remove the dams.” - Amy Cordalis, Yurok Tribe

#ItCanBeDone #StandWithTribes #SaveOurSalmon

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