Topic: Elwha Dam
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Elwha dam teardown continues: Workers blasted a 40-foot-wide hole in the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha river yesterday afternoon as the project to remove the dam and restore salmon runs continues. Dam removal is scheduled to be finished by next September.
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Most read on seattletimes.com:
June 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM
The Associated Press
PORT ANGELES — Searchers found no more bones on the bottom of the former Lake Aldwell, which was exposed earlier this year by the removal of the Elwha Dam.
The Clallam County sheriff’s office says it’s waiting for the result of a DNA test on the bone to determine whether it came from a woman who disappeared 21 years ago. The bone was found May 15 by a hiker.
The Peninsula Daily News reports the lakebed was searched by members of the sheriff’s office, Olympic National Park and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe.
Karen C. Tucker was 41 when she disappeared on New Year’s Day in 1991. She was living with her boyfriend at the Elwha Resort near the dam.
June 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM
PORT ANGELES — A hiker found a human bone on the bottom of Lake Aldwell, which was exposed earlier this year by the removal of the Elwha Dam.
Archeologists for Olympic National Park and the Elwha Tribe determined it was not an ancient Indian and turned it over to the Clallam County sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office says a cadaver dog indicated there may be more human remains near where the bone was found May 15 by a hiker.
The Peninsula Daily News reports investigators are digging up the site, which is about a mile south of the Highway 101 bridge on the Elwha River. They’re also having a DNA test to compare it with the profile of Karen Tucker, who was reported missing in 1991.
November 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM
National parks around the country are waiving entrance fees this Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13.
Even with dam removal under way on the Elwha River at Olympic National Park, most roads and campgrounds in the park remain open. Exceptions include Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads, which are closed for the season, and the Sol Duc and Elwha and Whiskey Bend roads, which are closed for repairs.
To have a look at the work under way taking out Elwha Dam, try a hike on the overlook trail built just for that purpose.
The Elwha Dam Overlook Trail can be reached by taking Highway 101 west from Port Angeles. At mile 242.5 turn onto Highway 112. Take this road 0.7 miles, and just before reaching the Elwha River bridge turn left (south) on Lower Dam Road, which is also the turn for Elwha Dam RV Park. The entrance to the construction site is straight ahead, and the parking area for the trail is to your immediate left. The first 200-yard section of trail, constructed by Clallam County, is wheelchair accessible and leads to a partial overlook of the dam site. As you approach this first overlook, you will see the start of a 1/4-mile footpath to your left. This trail was built by a Washington Conservation Corps crew and leads to an overlook of the dam and the lower reservoir.
For a taste of what awaits you, take a peak at the webcams on the project.
It’s amazing how much the landscape has already changed. Contractors have even moved the entire Elwha River to the opposite channel:
Hurricane Ridge Road is open as weather allows.
The fee free visit applies only to entrance fees. Charges for camping, reservations, tours or concessions still apply.
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