Elwha River dam removals ahead of schedule

Elwha River dam removals ahead of schedule

Credit: National Park Service

Elwha River dam removals ahead of schedule

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Work to remove the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River is ahead of schedule and should be completed next year -- a year earlier than expected.
  
A Bureau of Land Management river expert, Tim Randle, updated the Port Angeles City Council Tuesday on the work.
  
Workers finished removing the lower dam on the river, the 108-foot Elwha Dam, in March.
  
Project manager Brian Krohmer told the Peninsula Daily News it will take 25 blasts to tear down the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam.
  
The dam removal is part of a $325 million project to restore salmon runs on the river through Olympic National Park.
 

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