Year of the River video project: Elwha River dam removal


One of the greatest restoration projects is starting September 17 with the removal of two dams on the Elwha River. Be sure to check out our Year of the River page where we’ll be posting photos and a live video stream of the ceremony in the coming week.

The world’s biggest dam removal begins this Saturday on Washington’s Elwha River. American Rivers teamed up with our partners to produce a short film that captures the excitement surrounding this river restoration.

This video is the first in a series of four Year of the River episodes about the Elwha and White Salmon rivers.

Big thanks to Andy Maser, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, American Whitewater, the Hydropower Reform Coalition, and Bruce McGlenn!