Amy East discovers a salmon on Elwha

A woman crouches on dry river stones near the carcass of the skull and spine of a salmon.

Detailed Description

USGS geologist Amy East was delighted to observe a Chinook salmon carcass upstream from two dams recently removed from the Elwha River in Washington State. River restoration has allowed salmon to reach upstream spawning grounds for the first time in more than a century.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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Location Taken: WA, US