Elwha dam removal delayed once again

The Seattle Times reported that the start date for removing the two dams on the Elwha River, the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, has once again been pushed back. The most recent start date was 2009; the new timeline is now 2012.

The removal of the dams is important to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, as the tribe depends on the health of the river and its salmon. The tribe is currently in the middle of several projects to help prepare Elwha River salmon for the impacts of dam removal, such as establishing a steelhead broodstock program.