Then and Now - The Elwha Dam

Comparative photos of the Elwha River channel before and after dam construction

Left: A free-flowing Elwha River runs through a steep-walled canyon where, in 1910, the Elwha Dam was constructed.

Right: A recent photo of the same location.

Dam removal, slated to begin in 2012 will return the Elwha River to its natural free-flowing state and will restore its native fish and ecosystem.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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