After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History, This River Is Thriving | National Geographic

June 2, 2016 - Conservationists can now point to the largest dam removal project in the U.S. as a success story. The ecosystem of Washington's Elwha River has been thriving since the removal of its hydroelectric dam system. Recent surveys show dramatic recovery, especially in the near shore at the river's mouth, where the flow of sediment has created favorable habitat for the salmon population. A new generation of salmon species, some of which are endangered, are now present in the river. Some hope that the restoration of the Elwha River will become a shining example for the removal of dams across the U.S. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read "River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History." http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/largest-dam-removal-elwha-river-restoration-environment/ Check out salmon photos on National Geographic Your Shot. http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/tags/salmon/ Learn more about the largest dam removal in U.S. history. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/ After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History, This River Is Thriving | National Geographic https://youtu.be/VipVo8zPH0U National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Truck Taxi: Yeah?

Merfolk: Elwha is whale cut in half and connected to the beginning of the word

Amit Chakraborty: I want to how it looks today and the condition of the fishes and ecosystem.

Michael Ramczyk: All Dams need to be removed

-Gemberkoekje-: Oh lol I remember that river from Google maps

trending games: If they are endangered then why not just breed them for people to have as pet's

Franks bettas: really need this for the mekong too

HaLuNkE ST0NER: Now im hungy

Texas T: The dams removed in California contributed to the massive fires

Jack Burton: I was here to see a dam explode, dammit!

Oleg Borishkevich: I been there before it was taken down and also after it’s crazy too see how much water is gone

Apple Green: Show this to the indian BJP govt. Being run by uneducated greedy leaders.

Bob Finkenbiner: ever notice that ecologists tout wind energy and avoid mentioning bird strikes? the hypocrites mention "green" energy and fail to see the mountains of dead birds!!! nothing like selective eyesight. NATIONAL GEO want to tackle the Green movement?

강남훈: When you show your Pokémon card collection to her

Dogsoldier 1950: Missing are water quality and supply issue for PA which haven’t been solved

Willie Poe: I need that alchy and peroxide in my mouth wash

Scgczp: Wonderfull one dam less!!

amr magdy: الله

K K: Amazing. Just for the salmon! 👏 My respect

Seb Stefan: 1.5K Dislikers are allergic to salmon

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