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
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Glines Canyon Dam P-588

 Removed Conventional Hydro

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Dams are not waterfalls. A low-head dam is more a cause for vigilance than relaxation. Take the time to learn about the threat low head dams pose and learn the best ways to avoid them on your local river before going out. Stay safe & have fun! @nature_NJ https://bit.ly/3xpU9LS

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