Elwha dam removal work resumes after ‘fish window’

  • Mon Dec 19th, 2011 7:29pm
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Associated Press

PORT ANGELES — Demolition work at the Elwha Dam is resuming Monday, about two weeks earlier than expected.

Work was suspended Nov. 1 for a “fish window” — to prevent sediment from harming the late fall run of chum salmon in the lower Elwha River.

The Peninsula Daily News reports the Olympic National Park says biologists confirm the salmon run has come to an end.

The Elwha and Glines Canyon dams are being removed in a $325 million project to restore one famous salmon runs to the river. The work will continue into 2014.

The public can monitor the work from webcams at http://tinyurl.com/ElwhaDamVideo.