Wednesday, February 17, 2016

More on the Elwha....

Elwha: Roaring Back to Life
By Lynda V. Mapes
Seattle Times environment reporter

ELWHA RIVER — The Elwha watershed is booming with new life, after the world’s largest dam removal.

“Big things can happen if people persevere,” said Mike McHenry, biologist with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, which got the ball rolling on dam removal when it was still thought a crazy idea. “Back in 1990, you ask somebody in Anywhere, USA, about dam removal,” McHenry said, “they would have told you that you were nuts.”

Not anymore.