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July 8, 2012

C1 West Transect – 2012

Permanent Site: C1 West Transect; Depth: Meters (Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.7 Kilometers (0.4 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 10 months post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.14525225,-123.57361291; Site Description: Substrate is entirely sand. Brown seaweeds are absent and only a few small red seaweeds remain (0:46, 0:56 seconds). Invertebrates are scarce with the most

View from the sky looking inland at a river mouth that is flowing into open waters heavily laden with sediment in contrast.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River are being incrementally removed from 2011 to

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View from the sky looking seaward over a river mouth that is dumping large volumes of sediment and creating a delta.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River were incrementally removed from 2011 to 2014 to

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View from the sky looking inland at a river mouth that is flowing into open waters heavily laden with sediment in contrast.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River were incrementally removed from 2011 to 2014 to

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Revegetation planting day at former Lake Mills reservoir as Glines Canyon Dam is removed.
March 1, 2012

Revegetation planting day at former Lake Mills

Revegetation planting day at former Lake Mills reservoir as Glines Canyon Dam is removed. Image available at Olympic National Park flickr site.

August 22, 2011

D1 East Transect – 2011

Permanent Site: D1 East Transect; Depth: 9.4 Meters (30.9 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.2 Kilometers (0.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15115998,-123.56734404; Site Description: This site is right off the mouth of the river. Substrate is mainly gravel with some sand. Seaweed is abundant, especially the perennial seaweed

August 22, 2011

D1 West Transect – 2011

Permanent Site: D1 West Transect; Depth: 10.3 Meters (33.8 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.2 Kilometers (0.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15115998,-123.56801602; Site Description: This site is right off the mouth of the river. Substrate is mainly gravel with some sand. Seaweed is abundant. Bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana (0:09, 0:

August 21, 2011

4SP1 East Transect – 2011

Permanent Site: 4SP1 - East Transect; Depth: 6.1 Meters (19.9 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.8 Kilometers (0.5 Miles) East; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15257, -123.556704; Site Description: Predominantly a high current site with gravel/cobble substrate covered in seaweeds. The tall, stalked seaweed seen in the video is the perennial

August 20, 2011

C2 East Transect – 2011

Permanent Site: C2 East Transect; Depth: 16.5 Meters (Feet 54); Distance from river mouth: 0.7 Kilometers (0.4 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.147841,-123.57596074; Site Description: One of our deepest sites. Mainly sand with small amounts of gravel. Numerous species of seaweeds are present throughout entire transect but growth is

August 20, 2011

C2 West Transect – 2011

Permanent Site: C2 West Transect; Depth: 16.8 Meters (Feet 55.2); Distance from river mouth: 0.7 Kilometers (0.5 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.147841,-123.57663268; Site Description: Mainly sand with small amounts of gravel. One of our deepest sites. Mainly sand with small amounts of gravel. Red and brown seaweeds are abundant but grow

August 19, 2011

D2 East Transect – 2011

Permanent Site: D2 East Transect; Depth: 12.1 Meters (39.8 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.3 Kilometers (0.2 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15233001,-123.56829403; Site Description: This site is right off the mouth of the river. Substrate is mainly gravel with some sand. Seaweed is abundant. Bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana (1:26, 1: