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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Butter Kitchen: Look how precious and perfect she is 0:41

Michael Davis: What's going to happen when someone turns the light switch on and the light doesn't come on?

garrett noe: that is actually pretty cool

whataloadofbollox: how many dam jokes will I endure if I read all the comments please :(

James Eastridge: GREAT,,!!!

Art Curious: Electricity production is about trade offs. We want to live a lifestyle that is supported by TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioners, video games, smartphones, and the internet, which all require huge amounts of electricity, but we also recognize the need to sustain the environment. Sometimes one need must give way to the other.

Hydro, coal, gas, nuclear, wind, and solar all have tradeoffs to the environment that must be considered. Wind is great for the environment but is inconsistent and kills a lot of birds. Solar is brittle and only viable where the sun shines alot and panels must be cleaned daily. Hydro is free but as the video shows, in the wrong spot it damages the eco system. Gas is clean and inexpensive but fracking has drawbacks. Coal is the most dependable and still relatively cheap but has high emissions. Nuclear is the safest and cleanest but most dangerous if there’s an accident.

If we reduce consumption by being more efficient we can reduce the impact on the environment and our health. Everyone benefits.

Jack Hudler: The reason we have so many oil, gas, and coal fired plants poluting is due to environmentalists and eco-terrorists stopping nuclear plant construction.
I for one, am glad the Democrats are out of power.

The Logical Racer: sad that they destroyed the dam

SuckMiDragonballz: Maybe if we remove the dams in California, there might not be a drought anymore, just food for thought.

Albeiro Rodas: beautiful :)

サタンの足の爪の垢: 砂に埋まっちゃうし、土砂の自然な流出は出来ないし、自然環境は破壊するし。日本はまだ、ダムを造ろうとしているんだ。奇妙だろ。

Steve Dodge: Salmon is the One fish, that if eaten as an Only food
source would sustain you fully. And. The Oil in the
Salmon is the Good Cholesterol.

Mitchell Timpf: Absolutely stoked to see something positive being done.

Stephanie Jacobs: Pretty fish

crazycutz: Trump will BUILD THAT DAM!.. :D haha.. dont you know a friend that always does the opposite of what's been told ? :D

Tom Bryant: Removed 2 lakes . and all that lived and nested and played there. nets across the mouth of the river will not change.

joe jambul: About god dam time

Swess2908: The beach looks like a paradise noe.

Rex Banner: At least someone gave a dam about the fish

morris rider: Everything that helps to keep away from monsanto - or Bayer as it's now known - is a good thing. 👍😁🕛⏳👌

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