The Seattle Times did an update on the progress of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s hatchery construction in Sunday’s paper. From the story:
Removing the two dams has been decades long process, and officials are hopeful the new hatchery facility will boost a river that once hosted all five salmon species and steelhead.
“The facility is 65 percent complete at this point, and we’re looking at a mid-May completion date,” said Larry Ward, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hatchery manager and fisheries biologist. “There are always issues when you go from design to construction, but everything is moving along.”
The hatchery building itself has been erected, and the interior is still being finished, along with a shop and storage garage area.