Another dam removal milestone: King salmon already migrating up Elwha River into Olympic NP
Less than five months after the Elwha Dam was taken down, king salmon have been spotted migrating back up the Elwha River and into Olympic National Park.
The adult Chinook salmon were spotted Monday in the river. Park officials say these are the first observed Elwha River salmon to naturally migrate into the park. When the Elwha Dam became operational in 1913, 25 years before the establishment of the park, more than 70 miles of habitat were blocked to fish passage.
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