Year of the River: Episode 3, Elwha River (WA)
Currently underway, the Elwha River restoration project is the biggest dam removal effort in history (see today's progress). While American Whitewater has been proud to play a part in this effort, the real credit goes to the Elwha Tribe and some creative and innovative thinkers in the river conservation community who came up with this "crazy idea" that dam removal would actually be possible.
Elwha Restoration (WA)
The Elwha River will be restored by removing two dams that have blocked salmon and degraded recreational opportunities on one of the Pacific Northwest's most spectacular rivers.