DamNation: Strong fish counts seen in Elwha

Elwha river on the Olympic peninsula of Washington and inside the Olympic National Park

Fish species on the Elwha River are returning now that dams that once blocked the river have been removed. However, according to Sam Brenkman, chief fisheries biologist with Olympic National Park, river restoration is still in its infancy.

More than 4,000 Chinook salmon had returned to the river by 2022, and more than 25,000 trout were surveyed in 2019, up from the roughly 3,000 in 2007, but the moratorium on most fishing remains in effect.

LINK (via Peninsula Daily News)

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