When Dams Come Down, Salmon and Sand Can Prosper

1

When people urge the removal of dams they say are strangling rivers in the West, it’s usually fish they’re worried about. Studies of dam-removal projects show that migratory species like salmon respond quickly to improved conditions once a dam is removed.

But the removal of a dam on the Elwha River in northern Washington State — the largest such project in the United States — is demonstrating that there can be another beneficiary: the beach.

LINK (via:The NY Times)

Photo: Andy Ritchie/National Park Service

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *