The Peninsula Daily News reported Sunday that river flows have spiked in recent weeks as winter turned to spring and dam removal continues, causing a plume of silt visible to the naked eye.
The last remnants of the 108-foot Elwha Dam, which formed Lake Aldwell 5 miles upstream from the river's mouth, were removed in March. Its 210-foot counterpart, which forms Lake Mills 9 miles upstream, is about halfway gone as part of the $325 million federal project to restore the river's legendary salmon runs.
River restoration director Robert Elofson said the sediment is not killing fish.
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