The Seattle Times posted a story about a recent gathering of scientists who will be studying the Elwha River and how it changes after the dams are removed.

This week, scientists from agencies, universities and consulting firms gathered for a two-day research foray along the Elwha River, to consider what can be learned when the dams come down. For this dream team of specialists — engineers, fisheries scientists, biologists, geomorphologists and a botanist — the dam removal on the Elwha is a science Olympics of sorts, a chance to watch natural processes in play as the river and its surroundings undergo ecological changes on a scale not seen before.