The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Chinook salmon return to undammed Elwha River

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
PORT ANGELES -- Chinook salmon have returned to the undammed portion of the Elwha River. The Peninsula Daily News reported adult chinook salmon -- also known as king salmon -- were observed Monday on the Elwha River about two miles upstream from the boundary of Olympic National Park.
Park officials and biologists are celebrating the salmon homecoming as a direct effect of the removal less than five months ago of one of two dams on the river.
When the Elwha Dam opened in 1913, more than 70 miles of Elwha River habitat were blocked to fish. Salmon and steelhead were restricted to spawning in the five miles of the river below the Elwha Dam, outside the national park.
Steelhead were found above the now-demolished dam earlier this summer.

More Northwest Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates