Friday, October 01, 2010

Salmon Be Home Soon

In yesterday's perfect weather, there was an overflight of the Elwha River, the perfect occasion for a splendid group of aerial photos showing the new channel work at the back of Lake Mills, the lakes, the dams, the new fish hatchery, the fish weir, and the mouth of the river... Salmon be home soon!

Well, sort of soon. A news story last week said the literal removal of the dam structures would begin in September 2011, and be complete by March 2014. And the 100 years of sediment behind the dams will... well. The sediment will do what it does, the fish will do what they do, the nearshore, the vegetation... And we probably won't live long enough to see it work itself out to whatever stability will eventually be.

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