Elwha River mouth in September 2016

View from the sky looking down along a coastline with a silty river mouth protruding into the ocean with gentle waves at beach.

Detailed Description

Aerial photograph of the mouth of the Elwha River showing sediment deposits from dam removal. Aerial assistance by LightHawk and plane piloted by Dr. Milton Bennett.


Image Dimensions: 1920 x 1202

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Lower Elwha, WA, US


USGS Science Supporting the Elwha River Restoration Project
The Elwha River Restoration Project has reconnected the water, salmon, and sediment of a pristine river and coast of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.