Nat Geo: Destroying a Dam, to Restore the River
Four years ago in Washington State they removed a hydroelectric dam to restore the ecosystem of the spawning habitat for an endangered salmon. It is the biggest dam removal and a big dam success as well. (Sorry)
I'm not going to lie ... the main reason I'm sharing this is because I thought the demolition of the dam was neat. Also, because I get to type dam a lot.
Who knows, maybe one day I'll act like an adult.
June 2, 2016 - Conservationists can now point to the largest dam removal project in the U.S. as a success story. The ecosystem of Washington's Elwha River has been thriving since the removal of its hydroelectric dam system. Recent surveys show dramatic recovery, especially in the near shore at the river's mouth, where the flow of sediment has created favorable habitat for the salmon population. A new generation of salmon species, some of which are endangered, are now present in the river. Some hope that the restoration of the Elwha River will become a shining example for the removal of dams across the U.S.