elwha dam removal and the marine ecosystem spring apprenticeship
Monday 26th March 2012 9:30PM (Monday 26th March 2012 9:30PM)
Marine Sedimentary Processes Apprenticeship: Elwha River Dam Removal Impacts (OCEAN 492 - 15 credits)
Students work with UW Oceanographers to examine the impacts on the coastal and marine ecosystems from removing two dams from the Elwha River, the biggest watershed on the Olympic Peninsula. The dams are scheduled to be removed during 2011 with the goal of habitat restoration. However, we do not yet understand the full range of effects that “restoration” will have. Apprentices explore the effects of the added sediment discharge in high quantities during dam removal near the mouths of rivers.