Sediment Woes For Port Angeles Water Treatment Facility Put Elwha Dam Removal On Hold

Apr 23, 2013

Removal of the two dams on the Elwha River has been temporarily halted because massive amounts of sediment released from above the dams have clogged a nearby city’s water treatment facilities.

One of the two dams on the Elwha has been completely removed. That’s released about 20 percent of the 34 million cubic yards of sediment stored up behind both dams.

But the muck, silt and debris has caused some major problems for one of Port Angeles’ water treatment facilities.

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