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March 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Elwha River dams unleash century of sediment

Make dam a tourist attraction

The Elwha River pours through the gap in Glines Canyon Dam. Elwha Dam, 8.6 miles downstream is already gone. (GREG / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

The Elwha River pours through the gap in Glines Canyon Dam. Elwha Dam, 8.6 miles downstream is already gone. (GREG / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

The remains of the Glines Canyon Dam are a beautiful piece of history [“Elwha gnawing away at a century of sediment,” NWSunday, March 17].

The Elwha River is flowing freely now. Why do we need to spend millions to remove this historic artifact? Put a safety rail on the top of what’s left and it will be a fine tourist attraction.

–Allan Bommer, Seattle

Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Elwha River


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