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Removal of the Elwha River Dams - Why, When & How

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/26/2013
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 What is the role of dams in society and how are decisions made to remove them? The case of the Elwha River dams will be discussed including the history of their construction and their original purposes; issues that developed during their construction and operation; reasons for their removal (not just salmon recovery), and some of the challenges involved in this $350,000,000 dam removal project. Presented by Robin Charlwood, Ph.D., P.E. A Whidbey Reads event.
Library: Coupeville Library