|The former Elwha dam site, June 2016|
|Upstream of the former Elwha dam site, June 2016|
|Elwha river delta, after dam removal June 2016|
Revisiting the beaches at the mouth of the Elwha was eye opening. Where piecemeal seawalls once protected property threatened by a receding shoreline, a 300 yard sandy delta now extends out into Puget Sound. Numerous sea birds gathered along the river and shoreline benefiting from the renewed ecosystem, and small, clean waves hinted of the renewed surf potential.
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