Correction: Elwha Dam Blast storyOctober 7, 2013 @ 10:44 am
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - In a story Oct. 4, The Associated Press reported that explosives should demolish the final 50 feet of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. The explosives are the start of an effort to remove the final 50 feet of the dam.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Explosion planned Saturday in Elwha dam removal
Explosion planned Saturday to demolish last 50 feet of Glines Canyon dam on Elwha River
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) _ An explosion Saturday should begin demolition of the final 50 feet of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park.
The work on the dam was postponed last October because of sediment clogging the Elwha water treatment plant, which supplies the city of Port Angeles.
The park superintendent, Sarah Creachbaum, told the Peninsula Daily News ( http://bit.ly/19pVjAv) a $3.8 million upgrade to the plant will enable it to handle the sediment.
The dam once stood 210 feet tall. It's being removed in a $325 million project to restore the river as salmon habitat. The 108-foot Elwha Dam came down in March 2012.
The project should be completed in September 2014. Dam-removal work can proceed while the park is shut down to visitors because the money has already been appropriated.
Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com
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