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Timeline: An Elwha River chronology (1790-2011)

Below are key dates, historical photos and archived Seattle Times stories dating back to 1910, when construction on the first Elwha River dam began. Click on the plus signs to expand the timeline for more dates. Return to project home.

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In 1987, I worked on a project involving the 2 Elwha river dams which included a cost analysis on removing them or keeping them in place. At the...  Posted on September 18, 2011 at 11:01 AM by pnwnative46. Jump to comment
"What will happen when the dam is removed?" Nature will run its course as it has with rivers all over the world for millions of years....  Posted on September 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM by Tri Winning. Jump to comment
@Seadude The power generated by both stations only power 30% of a mill. overall power to the area is less than 5%. This is why its going down....  Posted on September 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM by mz. Jump to comment