The Movement of Silt (Undammed Elwha River)

  A friend & I went out at first light to explore the Elwha River drainage this morning.  The Olympic Peninsula has been getting a lot of back to back storms in the month of February through March.   First heavy snow in the mountains and then warm rains; causing a melting event.

 This is the first major flood type event since the removal of the two dams.  It was amazing to see the sheer volume of water that was moving through the area.   The chocolate milk looking silt that has been trapped behind the man made barriers is now free to flow into the ocean.  Being in this dynamic environment is a real treat.

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elwha river

former lake mills

Updated by Barefoot Jake in July 2015

A beautiful coffee table book on The Undammed Elwha River.

Thanks for reading - Barefoot Jake