For some time we've know about the landmark, unprecedented effort to restore some large salmon runs on the Olympic Peninsula by removing two old hydroelectric plants on the Elwah River (see for more info).

We read an article in the local paper that the National Park Service was offering a couple of hour guided tour of the lake bed of one of the dams that had already been removed, and we decided to take a quick trip and take advantage of the opportunity.

The tour was fascinating. As you can see from the pictures, the former lake bed is now nothing but sediment and old tree stumps dating back to when the area was logged before the dams were erected in the early 20th century.

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