Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Trail Users Cautioned as Trucks Expected on Olympic Discovery Trail between Kacee Way and Elwha River
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Veolia Water North America, the contractor operating and maintaining the Elwha Water Treatment Plant (EWTP,) will use the Milwaukee Grade access road to haul sediment material off-site, beginning May 13 and continuing intermittently throughout the summer.
Use of this route, for this purpose, will be Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 7am and 5pm.Other truck traffic associated with the Elwha Water Facilities (EWF) has been ongoing and will continue as long as the Elwha Water Treatment Plant (part of the EWF) is in use. The terms of this use are defined in a 2007 Memorandum of Understanding between Clallam County and the National Park Service.
The EWTP is a component of the Elwha Water Facilities (EWF,) one of several mitigation projects built to protect Elwha River water users from impacts associated with high sediment flows related to removing two dams on the Elwha River.
Did You Know?
Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.