Dam Removal Strategies
Removal work on the Glines Canyon Dam began September 15, 2011 and at Elwha Dam on September 19. Different demolition methods will be used at the two dams because of their unique structural requirements.
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.