The Elwha Act: P.L. 102-495
Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit, being interviewed at Glines Canyon Dam in 2000.
The Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, or "The Elwha Act" was signed on January 3rd, 1992 by the 102nd Congress of the United States of America. Public Law 102-495 authorized the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the two hydroelectric dam projects and implement the actions necessary to achieve full restoration of the Elwha River and the native anadromous fisheries therein.
For more information, read the complete, detailed public law (pdf).