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Another dam blog post!

Yep, that’s right. I’m going to post again about dam removal. I just can’t help it. There are just too many cool things happening right now not to post about it. Mostly, it’s just about the Elwha River in Washington, but there have been some great videos, an essay, and really exciting news that I want to share.

First, check out these cool videos: DamNation Trailer, some on the NPS dam removal blog, and the American Rivers and Elwha Restoration Facebook pages regularly put up little video clips of explosions.

Then, you can read this great essay by ex-Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. He talks about the origins of dam removal in this country.

And, saving the best for last, they have already found wild steelhead above where the Elwha Dam was! Here’s one of many news articles discussing it. Simply amazing!

One Comment

  1. Posted July 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Wanted to mention that a current VLS student is a member of the Washington tribe involved in the dam removal on the Elwha. Her father, Robert Elofson, is the tribe’s river restoration director and was instrumental in getting the dam down. The VLS community is a many-splendored thing!

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