Work Scheduled for East Beach Road at Lake Crescent Starting July 10
East Beach Road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.
Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
Dam Removal - Overview
Dam Removal Strategies
Dam removal is one of the first steps towards complete restoration of the Elwha River and ecosystem.Read more on the September 17 groundbreaking ceremony at Elwha Dam, attended by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, numerous other dignitaries and approximately 400 guests.
Read the news release announcing last year's award of the three-year, $26.9 dam removal contract to Barnard Construction, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont.
Photo courtesy Scott Church
Removal of Glines Canyon Dam:
This webpage was made possible in part by a grant from Washington’s National Park Fund.
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