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The Elwha River

This section of river is referred to as the "middle Elwha," as it's between the two dams on the river. The dams were removed in 2011/2012. Before the dams were constructed eighty years ago, this short river had one of the largest salmon runs in the PNW. Hopefully this will be restored in the coming years.

 

A wider crop of this image was used on the cover of the US National Park system's annual report publication in 2012 -- with the graphic design and the NPS logo, it really popped.

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Taken on December 4, 2006