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Series: Undamming the Elwha

The 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon Dam.

The 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon Dam.

Ashley Ahearn

Update: The process of breaching the Elwha dams began on Sept. 17, 2011. Katie Campbell was there: All Eyes on the Elwha as Dam Removal Begins.

In September, removal of the Glines Canyon and Elwha Dams on the Elwha River will begin in Olympic National Park.

Ashley Ahearn and Katie Campbell produced this three-part series of multimedia stories reporting on different aspects of the preparations for the removal of the dams:

Scientists Measure What Dams Have Done to the Elwha

Otters Connect the Elwha’s Salmon to the Olympic’s Forests

A Tribe Opts For Hatcheries to Bring Fish to the Elwha

For those who want to get more involved - by visiting or sharing stories about the Elwha:

Fix Your Coordinates: Explore the Elwha

What Are Your Elwha Stories?

Field Notes: My First Date With the Elwha - This is reporter Ashley Ahearn’s personal account of her experience on the Elwha River