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Elwha River ecosystem restoration implementation final environmental impact statement, Olympic National Park, Washington. by United States. National Park Service.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Denver Service Center in Denver, CO .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ecosystem management -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Elwha River,
  • Biotic communities -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Elwha River,
  • Anadromous fishes -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Elwha River,
  • Fishes -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Elwha River,
  • Dams -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Elwha River,
  • Elwha River (Wash.),
  • Olympic National Park (Wash.)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesAS Environmental Center Collection., Associated Students Collections.
ContributionsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 281 p. :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14489453M
OCLC/WorldCa35918892

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Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Purpose and Need: The Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries are severely degraded as a result of two hydroelectric dams (projects) and their reservoirs built in the early s. Congress has mandated the full restoration of this ecosystem and its native anadromous fisheries through the Elwha. Get this from a library! Elwha River ecosystem restoration implementation: final environmental impact statement: Olympic National Park, Washington.. [United States. National Park Service.; United States. Department of the Interior.]. Elwha River ecosystem restoration implementation draft environmental impact statement Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Elwha River ecosystem restoration implementation draft environmental impact statement by National Park Service. Publication date Get this from a library! Elwha River ecosystem restoration implementation: draft environmental impact statement, Olympic National Park, Washington.. [United States. National Park Service.; U.S. Fish .

The analysis determined that the removal of both dams was the only way to restore the populations successfully and enable the entire Elwha River ecosystem to return to its natural state. Plans project that, within ten to twenty years after the Elwha is again a free-flowing river, it . Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act -- Public Law , signed Octo ( Stat. ) provides for efforts to restore the fisheries and ecosystem of the Elwha River basin in Washington State, as follows. For over a century, the web of ecological and cultural connections in the Elwha Valley were broken - then the river's story changed course. In , Congress passed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, authorizing dam removal to restore the altered ecosystem and the native anadromous fisheries therein. After two decades of. Nearly 20 years elapsed from the time Congress in passed Public Law No. , the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, until the first excavator bucket, painted gold for the occasion, smashed into the concrete in a ceremony at the Elwha Dam on Septem

Problem - In , Congress enacted the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act (PL ), which directed the Secretary of the Interior to restore the Elwha River ecosystem. This will be achieved by the removal of the Glines Canyon Dam in the Olympic National Park (ONP) and the Elwha Dam, located downstream from the park. The Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Project The Elwha Act was passed in , providing a settlement between the opponents on either side of the proposal to remove two dams on the Elwha River and restore its ecosystem to its past pristine state (Crane, ). The federal law called for the complete restoration of the Elwha River ecosystem. Two dams (built in the early s) block the Elwha River and limit anadromous fish to the lowest river miles. A Implementation EIS (second of two impact statements that examined how best to restore the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fishery in Olympic National Park) selected dam removal as the preferred option and. Elwha River Restoration Project: the Dynamics and Downstream Impacts of Fine Sediments Released After Dam Removal. Problem - The Elwha River Restoration Project is the largest single restoration action planned for the Puget Sound region in the foreseeable future and is a high priority for the Puget Sound removal of two large dams is expected to begin in and take.