Restoration of the Elwha River

Restoring the Elwha River Webisode Series
This series of webisodes, produced by Wings over Watersheds, chronicles the removal of the Elwha Dam and Glines Canyon Dam - the largest dam removal project in United States history.

 

Undammed

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Duration:
6 minutes, 33 seconds

The sixth webisode in the Restoring the Elwha series takes you behind the scenes of the last blast at Glines Canyon Dam and explores the impacts of dam removal on the Elwha River ecosystem and Lower Elwha Klallam people.

 

Wonders Unveiled

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Duration:
7 minutes, 25 seconds

The fifth webisode in the Restoring the Elwha series contiues to document the progress of dam removal and explores the rapidly evolving landscapes and habitats that have been unveiled as the Lake Aldwell and Lake Mills reservoirs drain and the river returns.

 

The River Emerges

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Duration:
6 minutes, 8 seconds

The fourth webisode in the Restoring the Elwha series takes you behind the scenes of dam demolition and sediment management on the Elwha River. As the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams come down, Elwha River emerges.

 

Stepping Down the Dams

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Duration:
6 minutes, 52 seconds

This third webisode in the series goes behind the scenes of dam removal and restoration efforts during the first year of the project.

 

Restoration of the Elwha Begins

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Duration:
7 minutes, 2 seconds

The second webisode in the Restoration of the Elwha River series chronicles the final days of energy production by the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams and the beginning of the deconstruction of the dams and restoration of the ecosystem.

 

Elwha River Restoration

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Duration:
5 minutes, 46 seconds

This five-minute 'webisode' offers an introduction to the Elwha River, its people, its once-prolific salmon runs, the century of hydropower the river produced and the eventual decision to remove Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams.

 
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