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Josh Chenoweth, Vegetation

Josh Chenoweth, Olympic National Park. His crew is replanting the reservoirs to recreate as a natural forest for salmon. There has been no dam removal project to date this large, with this much sediment, so we don’t have much to … Continue reading

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Mike McHenry, Fisheries

Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Five years ago we struggled to try and figure out the fish question but we’ve come a long way and a lot of great work is going on. My talk will focus on techniques we’re using … Continue reading

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Guy Gelfenbaum, Coastal Geomorphology

Guy Gelfenbaum, USGS So what happens when the sediment gets to the coast or in our case, the Strait of Juan de Fuca – that’s our job to figure that out. Where will the sediment go? What process are important? How … Continue reading

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George Pess, river geomorphology

George Pess, NOAA The size and timing of the sediment behind the reservoirs released influences where sediment accumulates in the Elwha. How will that alter the fish habitat in the river system? In short term – lots of suspended of … Continue reading

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Tim Randle, Sediment

Tim Randle, Bureau of Reclamation 2010 Reservior sedimentation: 24 million cubic yards, consisting of sand, gravel and clay. Scientists are getting a good idea of what the river was made up of before the reserviors were created. These are the largest … Continue reading

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Engineering/Dam Removal – Barnard Construction Co.

Dan and Aaron from Barnard Construction are giving an update on the deconstruction of the dams, starting with the Elwha Dam. The Elwha Dam included a gravity dam, penstock, powerhouse and floodgates, plus a walkway allowing workers to walk across … Continue reading

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Introduction: Jeff Duda, USGS

This is day 3 of the symposium, with a lot of conversation taking place already through presentations and field trips out to the restoration sites. Back in 1992 is when Congress passed the act to allow the effort to start; … Continue reading

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Elwha Science Symposium 2012

As part of the four-day symposium on the science behind the ongoing Elwha River Restoration project and dam removal, several of the scientists involved in the project are doing a public presentation at Peninsula College this morning. NWIFC will be … Continue reading

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Morning Speaker: Rob Young

Dr. Rob Young, Director of Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and coastal sedimentologist, received a $1.5 M grant from the National Science Foundation in 2007 to bring youth and science together in studying the effects of the dam … Continue reading

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Morning Speaker: Dick Goin

Dick Goin, a lifelong resident of the Olympic Peninsula, shared his experiences of fishing the Elwha River. With a record catch of more than 7,000 steelhead during his lifetime, he started fishing the river in 1938 when he was 6. … Continue reading

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