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Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Seeing the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River, reborn as dams come down

A bald eagle sits above the new layer of sand at the mouth of the Elwha River. For decades, the shore washed away as dams blocked transport of sediment. As the dams come down, soft sand fills in what has been a rocky landscape.