Nation's Largest Dam Removal Project
Restoration of the Elwha River, including the start of the Nation’s largest dam removal to date, is the backdrop for the Elwha River Science Symposium, scheduled to be held at Peninsula College September 15-16, 2011.
"Over the last six years, a flurry of scientific studies has occurred in the Elwha River watershed in anticipation of dam removal,” said Jeff Duda, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist co-organizing the symposium. “This information will be used to better understand and document ecosystem responses to dam removal."
The symposium will feature presentations of recent scientific studies, as well as lectures from nationally-recognized scholars in the fields of fisheries biology, geomorphology, ecosystem health, and dam removal and river policy.