Watch Video on the Effect of Elwha Dam Removal on the Nearshore Environment
On July 1st, 2012 scuba-diver scientists, Steve Rubin, Reg Reisenbichler and Nancy Elder, from the U.S. Geological Survey catalogue the effect of released sediment on marine life following the removal of the Elwha River Dam.
Watch the video - Scuba Diver Catalogue Aquatic Life
The underwater survey is taking place downstream of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams. The project is expected to be finished in 2013. The dive survey will help scientists understand how underwater plant and animal life react and adapt to the downstream effects of dam removal. This study will provide scientists with a more detailed and complete picture of the ecological restoration project of the Elwha River Dam removal.