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January 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Glines goes boom: Major progress on the Elwha

Seen this?

Documentary filmmaker John Gussman just posted this spectacular footage on his website documenting the deconstruction work underway on both dams on the Elwha River.

Glines got a major dose of dynamite and Gussman was there to record the action.

Meanwhile the blog put up by the National Park Service also shows both dams looking…a lot less like dams. Contractors will actually be removing concrete from Elwha Dam all the way down to the natural river bed pretty darn soon.

The web cams continue to be a fantastic perch from which to view the action.

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Glines Canyon Dam on January 27th, from the webcam

For much more on the dam removal project, read our special section in the Seattle Times.

We have a lot more to come, too. I’m presently writing a book on the Elwha restoration effort, to be published by the Seattle Times and Mountaineers Books in Spring of 2013.

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