Un-Build It, and They Will Come: With Dams Gone, Chinook Return to Upper Elwha
Salmon spawning in Olympic National Park, finally able to swim all the way up the Elwha River in the wake of dam removal.
Two years ago Chinook salmon made a triumphant return to the lo
wer Elwha River just six months after the dam of the same name was demolished. Now they have been spotted spawning in the upper Elwha, for the first time in 102 years.