Elwha River Restoration, WA

The removal of two dams on Washington’s Elwha River is one of the most significant river restoration projects of our time.

Background Information:

Maps & diagrams

Timelapse animations & movies

Using special computer modeling software, American Rivers has created 3-D photo-realistic visualizations that depict the Elwha valley before, during, and after dam removal. We have extracted a series of movies and animations from the model landscape to help illustrate how the reservoirs will drain, how vegetation will return, and the Elwha River ecosystem will be restored.

Explore the Elwha