Skip to comments.Fish Hatchery On The Elwha Loses 50 Percent Of Fish To Failed Water Pump
Posted on 07/16/2013 10:51:24 AM PDT by Twotone
The largest dam removal in U.S. history is running into problems. Over 200,000 fish were found dead at a hatchery on Washington's Elwha River after a water pump failed over the weekend.
The water pump was put in to supply water to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribes hatchery. Originally, the hatchery was supposed to get its water from the newly constructed Elwha Water Treatment Plant. But this past spring, sediment released from above the dams clogged the Plant.
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Bummer, I’ve caught more than a few steelhead from that river.
How’s the wild steelie population coming along?
When are the funeral services scheduled?
A new FR answer:
windmills strike again
Not sure, it has been more than 15 years since I last fished up there.
1963, our scout troop’s fifty mile hike started there, came out a week later on the Quinault. I was a lad of fourteen.
This looks like the trip:
After breakfast at our last camp, we all stood around the campfire and put it out. :)
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