DamNation: Tribe Fishes for Salmon on Elwha River for First Time in More Than a Century

A free-flowing Elwha

More than a century ago, two dams were placed on the Elwha, blocking almost 90 miles of the river and its tributaries.

The dams were removed in August 2014, but the tribe had to wait for a run of salmon that was healthy enough to be fished. Now, for the first time in more than a hundred years, members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe are fishing for coho salmon on the free-flowing river.

LINK (via Ecowatch)

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